Connecticut Mission of Mercy March 2012
The Connecticut Mission of Mercy (CTMOM) is a large-scale dental clinic where dental treatment is provided at no cost to individuals who cannot afford dental care.
This 2-day clinic provides free dental care to under-served and uninsured Connecticut residents. Dental services will be provided to anyone (children, adults and the elderly) who are without dental insurance and are in a low-income situation.
Services provided include:
- Fluoride treatments
- Digital x-rays
- Root canals
- Interim partial dentures.
No appointments are scheduled and patients are seen on a first come, first served basis. The number of patients seen will be limited to clinic capacity.
Last year (2011) 1,852 patients were served. The total value of the donated care was $1, 209,73.72. There were 1,683 volunteers and 186 cities, towns and villages represented. 857 of the patients had not received dental care in over 2 years, 1,599 patients did not have dental insurance and 227 patients had some kind of insurance but could not afford the deductible or co-pay.
The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach (CDFO) in collaboration with the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) held the state’s first Mission of Mercy in April 2008 in Tolland, CT. Each year since then the project is held in a different location throughout the state. This year the Connecticut Mission of Mercy (2012) will take place at the O’Neill Center at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury on March 23-24.
Dr. Frank Romano D.M.D. is one of the dentists who will be participating in this year’s clinic.