Jan 07, 2022 7:55 PM

COVID uptick forces free dental clinic to reschedule

Posted Jan 07, 2022 7:55 PM
A dentist working at a previous Kansas Mission of Mercy event. Courtesy photo
A dentist working at a previous Kansas Mission of Mercy event. Courtesy photo

News release

Due to the exceedingly rising cases in COVID-19 and the COVID-19 omicron variant, the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation has made the difficult decision in rescheduling the Kansas Mission of Mercy event in Hays.

The new dates for the KMOM Event will be Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26. The event was originally scheduled for mid-February.

More information will be available in the coming week via the KDCF web siteFacebook, and Twitter pages.

The 21st Kansas Mission of Mercy dental clinic will still be held at the Ellis County Fairgrounds, in Hays on March 25 and 26 where approximately 1,000 patients will receive free dental cleaning, fillings and/or extractions, at no cost to them. During the previous 20 KMOM projects, volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others provided 31,135 patients with over $20 million in free dental care. 

A new volunteer registration link will be created for this new date.

Members of the media are invited to be present on set up day, March 24, or at any time during the clinic on March 25-26. Doors of the clinic will open to patients at 5:30 a.m. on both days. Dentists and other partners who are spearheading this unique, privately funded, volunteer effort will be on hand. 

Cover image courtesy Pixabay