Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
The event will be utilizing 100 portable dental units. Members of the PPP as well as 1500+ other volunteers will be on hand to make the MOM event run as smoothly as possible. According to the Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy website, more than $1,000,000 in free care is expected to be delivered to 2,000 patients. Basic dental care includes items such as: fillings, extractions and cleanings. Limited lab work (i.e., stainless-steel crowns for children, treatment partials) will be offered.
PPP’s involvement with the Mission of Mercy began in 2011 as a way to give back to the community on a national level. During the rewarding and memorable days volunteering at the events, PPP members lend a helping hand with patient registration, looking after small children, comforting patients who are nervous about receiving care and any other job that is needed of them. It is often hectic, but the PPP is happy to volunteer at the MOM events just to see the overwhelming joy from the patients as they receive dental care that they wouldn’t have been able to get otherwise. PPP Underwriter, Holly Miller, describes her Mission of Mercy experience as such: “For me, the experience at the MOM event was heartwarming. Just to see a smile on someone’s face once they received treatment was a memory I will carry with me for a lifetime. I would do it all over again knowing that there is that much kindness and appreciation during such a wonderful event.”
These events are solely about the patients and PPP is thankful to be a part of such a humbling and rewarding experience.
If you are attending the Arizona Mission of Mercy and are taking pictures, please tag PPP with #PPPMOM.
About Mission of Mercy
Dental Mission of Mercy events have donated dental services to indigent patients for over a decade. The first dental MOM was held in Virginia, July 2000. MOM events are now held in 17 states and are usually sponsored by state or local dental societies. Over the course of its history, 100,000+ patients have been treated, and over $50 million of donated dental services have been provided by caring dental professionals.
About Professional Protector Plan for Dentists
The Professional Protector Plan for Dentists' contributions to the Missions of Mercy consists of donations, volunteerism, and sponsorship. Through their network of specialized agents, the PPP has been serving dentists nationwide since 1969. This comprehensive insurance program for dentists was developed specifically for the dental practice by providing insurance protection through professional liability insurance, general liability, employment practice liability, workers’ compensation, and property insurance products. Underwritten by CNA, rated “A” (excellent) by AM Best for financial stability, the PPP has proven to be a stable force in the dental professional liability marketplace. The plan insures approximately 33,000 dentists nationwide.
The Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists is administered by B&B Protector Plans, Inc.; a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. and part of Brown & Brown’s Professional Programs Division.
Coverage Territory for The Professional Protector Plan for Dentists includes the following:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.