Good oral health is not just a luxury for those who can afford dental insurance. Your whole body health is related to the condition of your teeth, gums, and mouth. To improve the health of our low-income residents, the Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS) offered volunteer dental services during their annual Mission of Mercy (M.O.M.). Your Burke VA dentist, Dr. McMillan, was privileged to participate at the event on March 11-12, 2017.
What is the Mission of Mercy?
Sponsored by the NVDS, the Mission of Mercy is a two-day event at the Northern Virginia Community College’s medical education campus. M.O.M. provides dental care, from routine cleanings and fillings to root canals and oral surgery, to Northern Virginia residents who live at 200 percent or more below the federal poverty line.
Hundreds of patients receive assistance from:
- volunteer general dentists
- dental assistants
- hygiene students
- dental assisting students
- community volunteers
Last year around 500 community residents unselfishly volunteered their time for this special event.
Dr. Alex McMillan, along with his dental assistants, Angela Sanchez and Sylvia Perdomo, provided restorative dental treatment at no cost on Saturday, March 11, from 7:00 AM to noon.
This year, a record number of 1,003 people received much-needed dental care at the M.O.M. event. The value of the dental care provided was over $717,000.
A Burke VA Dentist That Proudly Serves His Community
If you’re looking for a dentist that is truly passionate about providing dental care, your search is over. Contact McMillan & Associates online with any questions regarding your dental care or by calling 703-503-9490.
You can find out more about the Mission of Mercy by visiting the Northern Virginia Dental Society website.