Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh 2020
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 crisis, Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh 2020 has been cancelled. We are diligently working on establishing dates for 2021. Please check back for updates.
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.