MOM n PA’s mission HAS BEEN postponed this year, but we didn’t want it to stop us from helping our local communities. We felt as though our mission this year changed to something even bigger; helping those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We headed to our storage facility in Wilkes Barre to grab inventory that we know our medical personnel is in dire need of right now. We were able to donate 53,150 masks, 893 disposable gowns, 3 containers of disinfectant wipes, 130 bottles of hand sanitizer and 312 boxes of gloves.
These items were divided up equally and donated to the following 6 area hospitals:
Temple University Hospital
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Special thanks to Chris O’Connell from Fox 29 news for a great job reporting our efforts and showing what our mission is all about: giving back. We hope dentists from all around PA will follow suit and give whatever they have because no amount is too little to protect those who save lives on a daily basis.
WHAT IS MOM-n-PA?
MOM-n-PA is an annual two-day free dental clinic for underserved Pennsylvanians in which dental treatment is provided at NO COST to individuals who cannot afford dental care.
Treatment is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. It is expected that hundreds of individuals will be attending this year's event, so please come early! Patients do not pre-register.
All services are provided free of charge by a host of dedicated volunteers.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to change the date of our mission to
the Fall of 2021. We apologize for the inconvenience as we know
thousands look forward to this event every year. It was a tough decision,
but it is important at this time to keep everyone safe.
Please stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you in 2021 in Philly!
THANK YOU to all of our volunteers that made our 2019 WILKES-BARRE mission such a big success! Together, we donated over $1,196,306.00 worth of dental services to the underserved!!
We believe the heart of dental care is service to others. We believe in our commitment to the communities around Pennsylvania to treat the underserved without pride or prejudice. Each year our mission is to serve as many individuals as we can and get them back on track to good oral health. We are very excited THAT THIS PAST YEAR, we set a significant achievement in treating our 10,000th patient since our mission started in 2013. We wouldn't have been able to reach this incredible milestone without our sponsors, dedicated volunteers, and everyone else who has helped throughout the years.
Q: What else should I know?
Come early! Patients will be lining up starting Thursday evening.
No appointments will be taken or are necessary.
Patients are seen on a first come - first serve basis.
The number of patients seen will be limited to up to 1,000 patients per day. Once the total number of patients we can see each day have been registered, no additional patients can be seen. Please be prepared to wait several hours for service.
PATIENTS CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ABOUT MOM N PA & OUR NEXT MISSION
OUR MISSION ~ TO TREAT THE UNDERSERVED
MOM-n-PA provides dental care for the relief of pain to thousands of the most needy, many of whom are from working families who do not have access or cannot afford dental insurance.
Many of these patients might otherwise have no hope of receiving care.
Making a Difference
Dr. Lew Lampiris described his experience as a volunteer as "transformational" and went on to say, "Here we were, standing side by side, working together and doing what we've been trained to do, provide necessary dental care to those in greatest need."
How You Can Help
Though all dentists and support personnel are volunteers who donate their time, there are still thousands of dollars of expenses involved in operating these free dental missions. These include dental equipment and maintenance, dental supplies, food, water, and t-shirts for volunteers, as well as food and water for patients waiting in line, and numerous other miscellaneous expenses. Though we have several generous corporate sponsors, we gladly accept (and need) donations of any amount!
How to Make a Donation
You can easily and conveniently make an online donation by clicking on our "Donate" link. MOM-n-PA is a 501(c)3 corporation, but please consult with your tax advisor if you have questions about your donation. You can also mail your donation directly to our foundation!