Our inaugural two-day mission took place in Philadelphia in 2013. With the help of 1,001 volunteers, MOM-n-PA provided $850,000.00 in free dental care to 1,820 patients.
Our second mission took place in Allentown, Pennsylvania where we provided care to 2,047 patients and our 1,020 volunteers donated $1,004,179.00 worth of care to those in need.
Our 2015 mission took place in Harrisburg where 976 volunteers provided $875,905.00 worth of care to 1,705 patients.
Our 2016 mission took place in Pittsburgh. 1,008 volunteers and our sponsors provided over $841,959.00 worth of dental care to the underserved!!
In our 2017 mission in Erie, we had 736 underserved patient visits and donated $600,798.00 worth of dental care!
We had over 1,900 patient visits during our 2018 mission in Reading and we provided over $1,032,359.00 of dental care. Thank you to the 927 volunteers that served those in need!
As of today, MOM-n-PA has completed over 30,000 procedures on 9,159 patients. The total value of dental care donated is $5,205,200.00 and we have had 4,932 volunteers.
For every 100 dollars donated over the last 4 years, MOM-n-PA has been able to provide $736 worth of dental care !!!!!
Survey Responses from Patients
Do you currently have dental pain?
2015- 586/1422 answered yes (41.2%)
2014- 678/1832 answered yes (37.0%)
2013- 676/1688 answered yes (40.0%)
We were very surprised that such a high percentage of patients were in pain. This speaks to the need for more dental care in Pennsylvania.
Have you visited a hospital emergency room for dental pain?
2015- 307/1422 answered yes (21.6%)
2014- 356/1832 answered yes (19.4%)
2013- 221/1000 answered yes (22.1%)
Again, one in five patients had visited an ER for dental pain, not a good use of healthcare dollars.
When was your last dental visit?
2015 2014 2013
0-12 months 39.3% 26% 35.2%
13- 24 months 17.9% 19% 21.1%
over 2 years/never 42.8% 55% 43.7%
It is of interest that an average of 47% of patients seen had not had any type of dental visit for over 2 years. We did not differentiate between a preventive appointment versus an emergency or a treatment appointment, so the percentage of patients overdue for an exam and prophy in this population is quite alarming!
MOM-n-PA is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to MOM-n-PA are eligible for a tax-deduction to the full extent allowed by law.
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