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Join Us in 2017

joplin_std MOMOM 6 will be held June 9-10, 2017 at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. 

Online volunteer registration is NOW CLOSED!
You can still volunteer on-site during the event.

Sponsors & Donors

Fundraising for MOMOM 6 is underway. We'd love to have you or your company support our efforts. To donate, click here

MOMOM 5 Delivers!

Smiles were changed forever at MOMOM 5 thanks to the collective efforts of many who volunteered their time to help their neighbor in need. The 2-day free dental clinic held August 12-13 at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence saw the following results.

  • 1,513 patients treated
  • $885,659 provided in free care
  • 1,100+ volunteers including 200+ dentists as well as hygienists, assistants, medical staff, technicians, and lay people.

5 Years, 5 Clinics ... So Much to Smile About

We do our best to track numbers at MOMOM, but it’s widely believed that we likely under report due to the pace of the clinic … However in 5 years, would you believe these numbers in the right column? Click on image below to enlarge or download PDF. Read "Musing on MOMOM: The First 5 Years"


By the Numbers

  • 11,874 teeth extracted

  • 5,430 fillings

  • 6,000 x-rays

  • 2,539 cleanings

  • 8,485 patients 

  • More than 5,300 total volunteers​

  • Nearly 400 unique donors and in-kind contributors

Official MOMOM ​Photos

The official 2016 MOMOM photos were taken by Schotland Photography, LLC. Click here to view images taken by Schotland Photography, LLC. 

To inquire about ordering a print image without the copyright watermark, email Jeff. Cost is $10 for 8.5x11 plus $6 shipping (for as many as fit into a priority mail envelope.) This fee is set at the discretion of the photographer to cover print expenses only; none of these funds go to support MOMOM.

Official MOMOM Video

​2016 MOMOM Photos

Previous MOMOM Videos

20152014 | 2013 | 2011

Jim Thomas Photo Compilation: We also thank Jim Thomas, UMKC School of Dentistry, for these photos taken at MOMOM 2016.

About Missouri Mission of Mercy

The Missouri Mission of Mercy (MOMOM) is a large-scale dental clinic that provides free oral healthcare to patients of all ages who cannot otherwise afford or access care. Nationwide since 2000, Mission of Mercy clinics have provided nearly $​123 million in dental services to more than ​203,000 patients. In Missouri, more than ​5,300 dental and general volunteers have provided ​more than $4.8 million in free care to ​8,485 patients.

Donate to MOMOM

Anyone may donate to the efforts of the Missouri Mission of Mercy! For donations over $1,000, please print and return the donation form. For online gifts under $1000, click here and select “MOMOM” from the donation category list.