Maryland Dentists to Provide Free Care to Baltimore Residents

Volunteer dentists will treat uninsured patients at the Baltimore Mission of Mercy clinic

WHAT:          

Maryland dentists will donate their time and services to provide free dental care to hundreds of Baltimore City residents, in collaboration with volunteer staff and University of Maryland School of Dentistry students and professors. The two-day Mission of Mercy dental and vision clinic is sponsored by United Way’s Project Homeless Connect.

WHEN:          

Thursday, October 12 – Friday, October 13

WHO:                        

Dr. Diane Romaine

Dr. Ramsay Koury

Dr. Lou DePaola

Dr. Marc Nuger

UMD School of Dentistry students and professors

WHERE:        

Baltimore Convention Center

Additional Background:

 While there are other Missions of Mercy around the country, the events in Maryland are gatherings of volunteer dental professionals who along with a volunteer staff of several hundred hold free, two-day dental clinics at locations around the state. MSDA members have helped to support and provide care to Mission of Mercy events across the state, from the Eastern Shore to Western Maryland. They are also working to provide care through ER diversion programs, Community Dental Health Coordinators, and programs to help children and the elderly.

About Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA):

The Maryland State Dental Association represents the dental profession's efforts to provide high quality and ethical oral health care to the public. It is the professional association for dentists in the state of Maryland, and a constituent of the American Dental Association. There are twelve component dental societies located throughout Maryland. The Maryland State Dental Association has been serving the dental community since 1883 in providing charitable outreach, patient advocacy, and continuing education for dentists.  Maryland dentists are highly trained medical professionals committed to providing the highest quality oral care to their patients.