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More than 700 patients receive free dental care at NOVA’s Medical Education Campus through Mission of Mercy

Scott Ralls at the event
Volunteers and students

For the 14th consecutive year, the Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has partnered with the Northern Virginia Dental Society to provide free dental services for low-income residents of Northern Virginia.  Mission of Mercy, also known as "M.O.M.," offered high-quality dental care to approximately 700 to 1,000 local patients on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at the campus in Springfield.

NOVA dental hygiene students worked alongside local dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and other members of the community who volunteered their time to provide oral examinations, fluoride treatments, oral surgeries and prophylaxis (teeth polishing) to appreciative patients in dire need of dental services.

The widely anticipated two-day annual event operates mobile clinics in strategic locations across the State, providing preventive, restorative and surgical dental treatments to more than 4,000 low-income individuals each year. Patients scheduled appointments with their local social service agencies to attend M.O.M. through the Northern Virginia Dental Society. For additional information, please contact the Northern Virginia Dental Society at 703-642-5297.

Media Contact: Kristina A. Ogburn | 703.503.6338

 

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.

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