The Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists Continues National Volunteer Efforts at the 3rd Annual New Mexico Mission of Mercy on September 13-14, 2013

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The Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (PPP) will join forces with the New Mexico Dental Foundation and the New Mexico Dental Association to help those in need of dental care. The event will take place at the McGee Park Convention Center in Farmington, New Mexico.

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We saw this as an amazing way to give back to the community and to help those individuals who are in need of care,' says Kristin Garrison, National Marketing Manager for the PPP.

The dental clinic will be run on a first-come, first-served basis and is open to individuals of all ages, no questions asked. Doors will open to patients at 5:00 a.m. Patients will be greeted by several volunteers who will make sure they are properly registered and will help escort them to each appropriate station. From there, a trained and experienced volunteer dentist will listen to each patient’s concerns, perform a triage exam and determine the best available course of action to follow.

This is the second year that the PPP has been involved in the life changing Mission of Mercy events. “We saw this as an amazing way to give back to the community and to help those individuals who are in need of care. Many of our state administrators have been involved with MOM events and we felt that this was something that we really needed to be a part of,” says Kristin Garrison, National Marketing Manager for the PPP. Many of the PPP members who volunteer their time are traveling from state to state, lending a helping hand. A PPP volunteer’s day begins very early and continues well into the evening with duties such as: patient registration and exit, escorting the patients throughout the facility, looking after small children and comforting those patients who are nervous about receiving care.

In addition to attending the New Mexico Mission of Mercy, the PPP will also be volunteering at MOM events in Iowa, New Orleans, and Arizona. For pictures, videos and more information about PPP’s involvement with MOM events, visit our Mission of Mercy information page on our website or our Facebook page.

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.

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