2014 Iowa MOM Video

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2012 Iowa MOM Video

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IMOM Hotel Info


2017 Iowa Mission of Mercy
Hotel Information
Iowa Mission of Mercy Logo

Special rates have been negotiated at the following hotels. Please use the links provided to make your reservations. Please note that the Doubletree by Hilton has very limited rooms left.


Doubletree by Hilton $114.00
350 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 731-4444

Please click here to make your reservations through Hilton Group Services:
Group Name: Iowa Mission of Mercy
Group Code: IMM
Cut-off date for reservations: September 7, 2017


Hampton Inn & Suites - Cedar Rapids - North $114.00
1130 Park Place NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: (319) 832-1130

Please click here to make your reservations through Hilton Group Services:
Group Name: Iowa Mission of Mercy
Group Code: IMM
Cut-off date for reservations: September 15, 2017

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IMOM Patient Info


Iowa Mission of Mercy Logo
Iowa Mission of Mercy
September 29-30, 2017
US Cellular Center
370 1st Avenue NE.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

Patient Information (Para la informacion en espanol, hace clic aqui)

If you are currently in pain, do not wait for the Iowa MOM for treatment.

What is the Iowa Mission of Mercy (Iowa MOM)?
The Iowa MOM is a two-day free dental clinic for any child or adult who cannot afford dental services. Our goal is to provide charitable dental care and education to individuals, reducing health risks and suffering for those in need. You do not need to reside in the state of Iowa to receive dental services.

When and where is this free dental clinic?
The clinic is Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The clinic opens at 6:00 a.m. and closes when we have reached our capacity that day. Because we expect to see hundreds of patients in a day, please be prepared to wait several hours for service. We do not take reservations. Treatment is solely first come, first served.

How does the clinic work?
The clinic will be staffed with hundreds of volunteers from throughout the state of Iowa and beyond, including dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental technicians. As you or your family enters the clinic, volunteers will register you, take a basic health history, and then direct you to the appropriate clinical area. There are no financial qualifications or restrictions (except possible health issues)* to take advantage of the clinic services, although the philosophy of the Iowa Mission of Mercy is to serve those individuals who have difficulty receiving dental treatment.

*Please note:
Certain medical conditions may preclude patients from receiving treatment at Iowa MOM. If you have diabetes, your blood sugar must test below 250 at the clinic to receive treatment. If you have high blood pressure, it must test under 190/105 to receive treatment.

What dental services will be offered?
Our main goal at Iowa MOM is to relieve pain and restore smiles. We provide cleanings, extractions, fillings, a limited number of root canals, and a limited number of "flipper" partials. The Iowa MOM is not able to provide cosmetic dentistry, implants, crowns, full dentures, braces or bridges. An individual's most severe problem will be given first priority. Services will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

What do I need to bring with me?
Come prepared for the weather when waiting in line, and have a plan to store your gear while you are in the clinic, as large items will not be permitted in the clinic. Since patients are being treated on a first come, first served basis and there will be long waiting periods, please bring any medications that you need to take on a regular basis. If you have recent x-rays (within a month), bring those as well. There will be limited snacks available, so we suggest that you bring food with you. Please plan to spend the majority of the day at the clinic.

Are pets allowed inside the facility?
No. Animals or pets, with the exception of ADA service animals, are not permitted in the venue. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.

Is childcare available?
Yes, the Iowa Mission of Mercy provides free child care while you are being treated. If your children will be receiving dental treatment, they will go to child care upon completion of their treatment. Please be sure to bring whatever necessary items you need for your child. Children will not be able to enter the clinic unless they are being treated.

It is difficult for me to walk - will there be help available?
Yes, wheelchairs are available. Those with special needs will be accommodated as best as possible.

Who is paying for this free dental care?
Iowa MOM is entirely volunteer run and donation based. We have received generous contributions from sponsors that allow us to bring in the equipment and supplies necessary for the clinic. Everyone working at the clinic is volunteering their time and talents.

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2011 Iowa MOM Video

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2010 Iowa MOM Video

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2009 Iowa MOM Video

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IMOM ASAE Summit Award

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Iowa Mission of Mercy - Volunteer Reg Closed

Volunteer Registration for the 2011 Iowa MOM is now closed.  If you want to volunteer, you will need to do so onsite at the Tyson Events Center November 18 or 19.

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Iowa Mission of Mercy - Volunteers

Mission of Mercy Volunteers Needed

November 18-19, 2011
Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA

There are numerous opportunities for you to volunteer at the Iowa Mission of Mercy (MOM). Note all volunteers 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult. MOM is divided into several departments with each department needing various types of volunteers.

Volunteers fall into two general categories - dental/medical professionals and lay volunteers.

The general departments are:

Within each category several volunteer types are needed. See below to identify areas where you can be of assistance.

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MISSION OF MERCY VOLUNTEER


Dental/Medical Professionals

Dentists: Those with a dental degree and a current, unrestricted Iowa dental license to work in the following areas: dental triage, local anesthetic, oral surgery, restorative, endodontics, prosthodontics, pediatrics. If Iowa is not the state of issuance of your License, you must apply for a temporary license from the Iowa Dental Board. Please contact Christel at 515.242.6369.

Hygienists: Those with a dental hygiene degree and a current, unrestricted Iowa dental hygienist license to work in the following areas: hygiene, dental triage, sterilization, anesthesia, as a patient record verifier, as a dental assistant, and radiology. If Iowa is not the state of issuance of your License, you must apply for a temporary license from the Iowa Dental Board. Please contact Christel at 515.242.6369.

Dental Assistants: Those who are registered as a dental assistant with the Iowa Dental Board to work in the following areas: dental triage, oral surgery, restorative, endodontics, prosthodontics, pediatrics, sterilization.

Students: Dental, dental hygienist, dental assistant, and medical students are needed for various volunteer work based on having the appropriate credentials, experience, and supervision.

Patient Record Verifier: Stationed in each treatment area and responsible for checking the record of each patient prior to leaving the treatment area. Needs to be a dental hygienist with dental screening knowledge and a high level of accuracy. Must be able to read x-rays. Should be able to catch wrong tooth numbers, unsigned records, need for patient to go to another area for further treatment (i.e., need flipper if just had surgery).

X-Ray Technicians: Individuals with appropriate training and experience to provide or assist with panoramic and intraoral x-rays.

Lab Technicians: Individuals with appropriate training and experience to fabricate, construct, make, or repair oral prosthetics, including treatment partials.

Dental Equipment Maintenance: Individuals with appropriate training and experience to set up, maintain, and tear down dental equipment.

Front Office Staff/Billing Clerks: Experienced billing coders to track completed procedures.

LPN, RN, Nursing Students, Physician, Physician Assistants, Nurse's Aid: To conduct a medical history and check blood pressure and blood glucose levels.

EMTs: To be available with necessary equipment during treatment hours.

Pharmacist/Pharmacy Tech: To prescribe pre-medication, antibiotics and low-level pain medications.


Lay Volunteers

Other than specific areas (child care, crowd control/parking, interpreters, and those with specific physical limitations), lay volunteers will be assigned to areas as needed when they arrive to volunteer during the event.

Child care: Child care volunteers are responsible for providing care to children of patients while they seek treatment. Volunteers will work in a designated child care area and will have games, toys, and other activities to do with the children.

Crowd Control: Ensure orderliness of everyone at the event. This could be inside or outside and could include directing patients and volunteers to appropriate parking areas or directing individuals to the clinic.

Interpreters: Spanish and other interpreters will be needed in all departments.

Other lay volunteer areas include:

Become a volunteer

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MISSION OF MERCY VOLUNTEER

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2008 IMOM Video

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Iowa Mission of Mercy


The Iowa Mission of Mercy is a large scale, two-day community dental clinic where dental professionals and general volunteers donate their time to provide free oral health care to individuals who face barriers to receiving dental care. A full-service field dental clinic with 100 dental operatories is set up and patients are treated on a first come, first served basis. Since the first Iowa MOM in 2008, almost 13,000 patients from all areas of the state and beyond have received free dental care totaling almost $8.5 million.

The 2017 Iowa Mission of Mercy will be held September 29-30, 2017 at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Please join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Iowa Mission of Mercy!

Volunteer registration is now open! Click on the link below to register, to make changes to your registration or to cancel your registration. Online registration will remain open until September 22, 2017.

REGISTER FOR IMOM


The Iowa Mission of Mercy is supported by sponsors, grants and support from individuals.
To make a donation, click on the "Donate Now" button on the left.



To view video last year's Iowa MOM, click here:
2016 Iowa MOM

To view photos from last year's Iowa MOM, click here:
2016 Iowa MOM

To view photos from 2015's Iowa MOM, click here:
2015 Iowa MOM

To view video from 2015's Iowa MOM, click here:
2015 Iowa MOM



The Iowa Mission of Mercy: 10 years of changing lives, one smile at a time!

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IDA Annual Session

The 2018 Iowa Dental Association Annual Session will be held May 3-5 in Coralville

 


 

2017 IDA Annual Session has come and gone but view the photos to relive some memories.

2017 IDA Annual Session Photos.

 

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Calendar of Events

Meetings of Interest:

Iowa Mission of Mercy September 29-30, 2017 Cedar Rapids, IA
ADA Annual Meeting October 19-23, 2017 Atlanta, GA
Board of Trustees Meeting November 17, 2017 Iowa City, IA
Board of Trustees Meeting January 19, 2018 Johnston, IA
Board of Trustees Meeting March 16, 2018 Johnston, IA
Board of Trustees Meeting May 2, 2018 Coralville, IA
Joint IDA/FDI Banquet May 2, 2018 Coralville, IA
IDA Annual Session May 3-5, 2018 Coralville, IA

District Fall Business & Scientific Meetings:
Business Meeting Date Location Scientific Meeting
Davenport 9/6/17 Crow Valley Golf Club, Davenport, IA TBD
Des Moines 9/15/17 Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA Dr. Karen Baker/Pharmacology Updates
Dubuque 10/5/17 Dubuque Golf & Country Club, Dubuque, IA

10/6/17  Dr. Gerry Samson/Mixed Dentition Orthodontics Seminar

Fort Dodge 9/25/17 Starlite Village, Fort Dodge, IA Chris Bormes/Treatment Planning Endentulous Arch/Implant Supported Full Arch/Implant Support & Retained Full Arch Removable
North Central 9/18/17 NIACC, Mason City, IA Dr. Timothy Bigza/Polish Your People Skills
Northwest 10/10/17 Marina Inn, South Sioux City, NE No Scientific Session Planned
Southeast 10/13/17 Best Western Fairfield Inn, Fairfield, IA Dr. Jennifer Hartshorn/Health History Review & Implications/Managing Medically Complex Patients/Community Programs
Southwest 10/12/17 Pizza Ranch, 1101 N. Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA Ben Sweeney, Dental Designs/Coordinating the Implant Team
University 10/5/17 Dental Prosthetic Services, Cedar Rapids, IA

10/6/17

AM: Dr. Mark Ludlow / Digital Implant Treatment Planning & Prosthetic Workflows

PM: Mr. Uri Yarovksy, Opus One Dental Lab / Color Communication & Ceremic Systems

Waterloo 9/13/17 Isle Hotel & Casino, Waterloo, IA 9/14/17 Dr. Brent Ludens / Implants

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