For thousands of homeless or low income families, getting new dentures is an impossible dream. However, thanks to the Mission of Mercy events many people will have their dream come true, by getting free false teeth.
With a host of volunteers stepping forward to help the events, many treatments including dental extractions and getting free partial dentures are carried out over a couple of days.
Patients cried when they saw their reflections with partial dentures replacing the holes in their mouths.
Donations of both time and money result in vital services being offered to those who would never receive it otherwise.
It’s not just kind hearted citizens who give up their free time to help, but lab technicians, dental hygienists, dental experts, and even translators. Local businesses provide free accommodation to host the events, whilst other businesses offer free supplies.
Decaying teeth cause a host of problems, including gum disease, gingivitis and bad breath, not to mention bad toothache.
Everyone knows the pain of tooth decay, and if you have no dental insurance and need extractions and/or false teeth, may be you could one day benefit from one of these free dental events.
Because the events usually last only two days they are generally held on a ‘first come first served basis’. However, if you qualify for treatment you could leave the event with new dentures the same day.
On July 11th and 12th, there will be a Mission of Mercy event held in Salem. It will take place at the Chemeketa Community College.