Moffitt Restorative Dentistry

Touching Lives Through Smiles

Jul 20 2015

Another great year at the Minnesota Mission of Mercy. Through volunteer dentistry, we were able to provide free dental care to those in need at the Curling Club in Duluth.

The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) was transformed into a giant dental clinic that included over 100 dental chairs, 16 sterilization units, and 9 x-ray units. Over the course of two days there were 1,500 patient visits, resulting in over 6,571 total dental procedures, including 1,148 fillings, 1,376 extractions, 1,104 x-rays, 734 cleanings, 82 partial dentures, and 75 root canals.

More than 1,000 volunteers from all over Minnesota were used to staff the two-day event and included dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental therapists, translators and hundreds of community and lay volunteers who served as greeters, registration assistants, and patient ambassadors. In addition to the two clinic days, volunteers also donated countless hours to setting up and then tearing down the massive dental clinic at the DECC.

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