A heartfelt thank you to our generous sponsors and to the more than 1,100 volunteers who helped make the 2021 Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic a resounding success! We’re looking forward to serving the community again in 2022.

Patient Info

Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh 2021

Thank you for joining us at Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh 2021. It was our pleasure to serve our fellow community members and provide dental care in a safe, compassionate environment.

Please check back for information regarding Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh 2022.

Additional community resources for dental care needs include:

Catholic Charities

212 9th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

AGH Hospital Dental Medicine

320 E. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

3501 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1334

Allegheny Health Department

542 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Neighborhood Resilience Project

2038 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

UPMC Montefiore Hospital

3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Frequently Asked Questions

The MOMPGH mission is a dental clinic where dental treatment is provided at no cost to individuals who cannot afford dental care. Treatment is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and is expected to serve several hundred individuals. Please come early! There is no pre-registration.

Each patient will undergo a simple medical exam at the start of your Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh experience. Some things that could prevent you from being treated include: having a fever at the time of treatment, uncontrollable, abnormally high blood pressure, or excessive bleeding in the past.

No. This is completely free thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and sponsors.

You will need to provide basic personal information. You will be screened for medical issues that may disqualify you for treatment (i.e., blood sugar over 300, blood pressure over 190/105 and other issues). As dentists and dental hygienists become available, you will be escorted to the dental clinic for treatment.

Full dentures, root canals on molars, crowns, extractions of unexposed wisdom teeth, orthodontics/braces, implants, impactions. Narcotics will not be dispensed.

Yes. All children must be accompanied by a legal guardian until all treatment is complete. If a guardian needs treatment for themselves, there must be an additional adult present with his/her children while the guardian is being treated. The guardian cannot be treated the same day as their children unless there is another adult to watch the children.

Yes, however, a guardian must be with children under the age of 18 at all times. PLEASE NOTE THAT CHILDCARE IS NOT PROVIDED.

A limited number of translators will be available. Many languages can be accommodated through our volunteers. Of course, you can bring a friend or family member to translate for you.

Due to limited supplies, time and volunteers, we are limited to one treatment per each individual. Our first priority will be to treat your critical dental needs. Should there be the need for another procedure, patients can return the next day.

Everyone has to wait in line for services. Most MOMPGH patients are suffering and in pain, so we do not take anyone out of line.

You should bring a list of your current medications, any current x-rays, water, snacks and food (these will be onsite but in limited supply), baby supplies for a full day. Bring these items with you in line; do not leave them in your car. Once you enter the building, you cannot go outside without losing your place in line.

Yes. We will not turn anyone away.