Seeing the patients line up the night before awaiting care and the gratitude they express for the kindness and service speaks volumes of the need for dental care across the country. -Kery Youngman, Marketing Representative for the PPP.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
The Eastern Shore Mission of Mercy is a group of volunteer dental professionals and community volunteers who come together to hold a free, two-day, dental clinic. The clinic provides services ranging from preventative dentistry and cleanings, to restorative fillings and extractions. This years' clinic will be held on March 15-16 at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, MD.
The ADCF MOM website provides more information, including links to local MOM events, how you can make a financial donation or register to volunteer your services online.
Understanding that many people and families today have difficulty affording dental services, Mission of Mercy events provide a “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.
The Professional Protector Plan for Dentists will also contribute and volunteer time at the Arkansas State Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy, Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation’s Mission of Mercy, Michigan Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy, Wisconsin Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy, Nebraska Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy, New Mexico Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy, Iowa Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy, and Central Arizona Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy.
Missions 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
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.
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.
For more information on the insurance products and risk management services the PPP has to offer, visit our website.