VDA Dentists to Provide Free Dental Care at 2016 Grundy MOM Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GRUNDY, VA – Virginia Dental Association (VDA) dentists will offer free care to hundreds of people in Buchanan County at the Grundy MOM Project (Mission of Mercy Project). The event takes place October 1-2 at Riverview Elementary and Middle Schools. VDA members from across the state will join forces to provide much-needed dental care for low-income, uninsured, and underserved adults and children.

At Grundy MOM, a 1 ½ day dental clinic, volunteer dentists offer free services including cleanings, fillings, oral surgery and x-rays using portable dental equipment.

For the past twelve years, the Grundy Mission of Mercy Project has provided $4.6 million in free dental services to over 5,475 adults and children.

Adults and children will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. People need to prepare to wait in long lines. Clinic hours are Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Grundy Mission of Mercy is brought to Buchanan County through a partnership with the Virginia Dental Association, VCU School of Dentistry, Remote Area Medical Expedition and many other sponsors which have allowed this clinic to continue for the thirteenth year.

For media inquiries, please contact Danny Rubin of Rubin Communications (danny@rubincommunications.com or 757-285-7617).

ABOUT THE VIRGINIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION (VDAF)

Founded in 1996 as the charitable and outreach arm of the VDA, the VDAF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide access to dental care for underserved and underinsured Virginians. The organization provides funding for and coordination of the Mission of Mercy Program.

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