On June 17 and 18, Jane and I traveled to Brush, Colorado to volunteer our time with Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM). From the COMOM website:
The Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) is a large-scale dental clinic that is held annually in a Colorado community. With 125 portable dental chairs, dental services are provided to adults, elderly, and children, who cannot afford dental care. An outpouring of nearly 200 volunteer dentists from across the state – along with hundreds of dental hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, and a myriad of lay volunteers and other health professionals – work in tandem with community groups and agencies to better the oral health of individuals who come to the clinic. The COMOM mission is to provide quality dental services, at no cost, to individuals of all ages who cannot afford and access dental care; eliminating dental pain, promoting oral health, creating smiles, and providing oral health education.
I had two different volunteer assistants working with me while I saw patients this year, and Jane was in another area providing teeth cleanings. It’s a worthwhile event we try to attend each year.