Volunteers and Donations Needed for 2020 Florida Mission of Mercy

The Florida Dental Association Foundation launched its signature philanthropic program in 2014, the Florida Mission of Mercy (FLA-MOM). FLA-MOM is a large-scale, two-day, professional dental clinic that provides care to any patient at no cost, with the goal of serving the underserved and uninsured in Florida — those who would otherwise go without care.

Since 2014, FLA-MOM has had a tremendous statewide impact:

  • 9,986 patients
  • 61,434 procedures
  • 8,223 volunteers
  • $9.43 million in donated dental services

We are excited for our upcoming FLA-MOM, which will be held April 24-25 at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville. With a goal of treating 2,000 patients, FLA-MOM seeks to have a positive impact on Northeast Florida by relieving pain and infection, restoring dignity and creating smiles.

OMS volunteers are needed. To volunteer, or make a much needed donation, please visit www.flamom.org or contact the FDA Foundation staff at 850.681.3629. Many of the spots for OMS’s are taken by general dentists so add your name to the wait list. Dr. Marcos Diaz will make the necessary changes to get you involved.


Daniel J. Gesek, Jr., DMD