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. both days.

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 community.

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