Gannon University to Host Free Dental Clinic
Posted: June 15, 2017
Providing free dental care to underserved populations is the
purpose of the MOM-n-PA dental clinic June 16-17. Gannon University
is proud to have offered the Recreation and Wellness Center, 130 W.
Fourth St., as the site for the event. Doors will open at 6 a.m.
At the clinic, individuals who are unable to afford dental care
can receive treatment on a first-come, first- served basis. Up to
1,000 individuals per day can receive treatment from a volunteer
staff that is expected to number 800 dentists, dental hygienists
and assistants, lab technicians and other persons drawn from the
The MOM-n-PA dental clinic is part of a statewide series of
annual missions that began in Philadelphia in 2013. Since that
time, mission organizers report that more than 6,500 individuals
have received in excess of 22,000 procedures in Philadelphia,
Allentown, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. More than 4,000 volunteers
have donated their time and talents to the missions.
Registration is not necessary for patients, but volunteers are
still needed in various categories. For more information on the
mission, click here.