An Opportunity to Reach Out to Those in Need.
The North Carolina Mission of Mercy portable dental clinic program seeks to address the access to care issue by providing complimentary dental treatment to the underserved population throughout the state who have few or no other options. Charlotte will be hosting the program once again this year on December 2 and 3, with clinic set-up on Thursday, Dec. 1, and we would like to invite and encourage your participation.
Consistent with tradition, we hope to provide treatment to at least 2,000 patients at this event through the kindness of both professional and community volunteers; however, please note that we will not be working through the night and around the clock as we have in the past. Visit our website at www.ncmom-charlotte.com
to access additional information/clinic times/videos and to register for your preferred session(s) for professional and community volunteers. Detailed information regarding the type of volunteer support/roles needed is provided on the website. The participation of the CPCC family, including students, faculty and staff has had a significant impact on the success of past clinics and has provided us all with an incredible sense of personal fulfillment.
Several of the CPCC Health programs have already committed their support for the 2016 clinic! A significant number of patients are from our Hispanic community; therefore, one of the major areas of focus in our community volunteer recruitment effort is translators, so if you can help out in this area, it would be appreciated.
“On behalf of the entire North Carolina Mission of Mercy-Charlotte Ambassador group, I would like to extend my heart–felt appreciation to all members of the CPCC family who chose to donate their time and talent in support of the free dental clinic held at the Charlotte Convention Center over the weekend of September 5. Through the generous efforts of our dental, medical and community volunteers, we were able to provide treatment to 2,079 patients, totaling $1,414,000 in donated dental services. This was the largest clinic in the history of the NC MOM program. I would like to extent a special thank you to the Medical Assisting, Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Surgical Technology, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs’ faculty, staff and students who have so willingly embraced the program through their active participation. Over the past three years that I have served on the NC MOM-Charlotte Ambassador group, I have become convinced that we could not make this incredible outreach event so successful without the support of this college community.”
Eileen A. Clark, CPCC Dental Hygiene Instructor
NC MOM-Charlotte Ambassador