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NOVA’s Medical Education Campus to host Mission of Mercy, March 13 and 14

Volunteer dental professionals to provide 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. Mission of Mercy, also known as "M.O.M.," is a two-day event that will be held Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 from 7 a.m. until 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.

Now in its 13th year, M.O.M. 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 Center Drive, Springfield.

Media Contact: Kathy Thompson | 703.764.0896 | kthompson@nvcc.edu

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.