This weekend, Dr. Gretchen VonRueden and Dr. Kent Kuball are volunteering their dental skills for a great cause… Mission of Mercy.
The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation, in partnership with the North Dakota Dental Association and the North Dakota Dental Foundation, are bringing the Minnesota Mission of Mercy to the Moorhead-Fargo area on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23. Mission of Mercy provides free dental care to children and adults who face barriers to accessing dental care.
The floor of the Concordia College Memorial Auditorium will be transformed into a 100-chair clinic to treat as many as 2,000 patients from a wide geographic area. Free care being provided includes cleanings, fillings, extractions, limited treatment for partial dental appliances, and some root canals in front teeth. There is no advance sign up and patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis each day.
The free care is being provided by more than 1,000 volunteers, including dentists from Minnesota and North Dakota, as well as hygienists, dental assistants, dental therapists, translators and lay volunteers. This is the fifth year a Mission of Mercy event is being held in Minnesota, with free care provided valued at over $4 million since 2012.
Thank you Dr. VonRueden and Dr. Kuball for volunteering your skills and time for this awesome cause. We appreciate all that you do!