NOVA’s Medical Education Campus to Host Mission of Mercy Project March 9 and 10
February 24, 2012 9:00 AM
Free dental services to approximately 800 underserved Northern Virginians
The Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will once again partner with the Northern Virginia Dental Society to provide free dental services for approximately 800 low-income residents of Northern Virginia. The Mission of Mercy project, also known as “M.O.M.” is a two-day event scheduled to take place on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Approximately 150 NOVA dental hygienist students will work with community volunteers to provide services that include cleanings, extractions, fillings and prophylaxis. Appointments have been filled by social service agencies.
“Our students and staff always look forward to this event every year,” said Dr. Howard Kelly, director of NOVA’s Dental Clinic. “We are honored to be able to participate in such a worthwhile outreach effort to help our community improve oral health.”
In its 11th year, the M.O.M. project would not be possible without the collaborative efforts of NOVA’s Medical Education Campus, Northern Virginia Dental Society, Northern Virginia Dental Hygienist Association, Virginia Commonwealth’s Dental School, Northern Virginia Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and many other health and community organizations. The donated services are valued at more than a quarter of a million dollars.
NOVA’s Medical Education Campus is located at 6699 Springfield Drive, Springfield, VA 22150-1913.