Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2013
The North Carolina Mission of Mercy is a two-day free dental clinic held throughout the year that was started by the North Carolina Dental Society for underserved in North Carolina. All services are provided free of charge by members of the North Carolina Dental Society, assisted by a host of volunteers & sponsors.
The North Carolina MOM event will be taking place July 26th – July 27th at the Crown Center in Fayetteville, NC.
The PPP employees look forward to the opportunity to provide volunteer service to the NC MOM and benefit almost as much as the patients treated.
"The Mission of Mercy events not only demonstrate the need for dental care across the country, but they also show the compassion of those who volunteer their services and the gratitude from patients after they’ve received long-awaited care. The experiences and people I’ve encountered through these events are unforgettable," Kery Youngman, PPP Marketing Representative.
The North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) offers free dental treatment to those in financial need who have few or no other options for care. In North Carolina, the problem of access to dental care has reached nearly epidemic proportions. More than one million adults and children have no source for regular dental care. Many have never seen a dentist, and many suffer the complications of advanced dental disease. The NCMOM program is staffed by volunteers from across the State and funded by tax deductible donations to the NC Dental Health Fund. For more information, contact the North Carolina Dental Society at (919) 677-1396.
Understanding that many people and families today have difficulty affording dental services, Mission of Mercy events provide “no questions asked” care to those in need. According to the American Dental Association, dental disease is almost entirely preventable and oral health is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as infection, damage to bone or nerve, and tooth loss. Infection from tooth disease can even spread to other parts of the body and in rare cases, can lead to death.
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 will consist 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 insurance, 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.