By Keith Young

A few weeks ago, I shared information about Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOMPGH)—a two-day, free dental clinic designed to fill an important void in the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community.  The doors opened at 6 a.m. on Friday, June 29 —the first patient got in line at 10 p.m. the night before.  

Dentists, hygienists, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professions—along with a wide range of other volunteers (over 1,200 volunteers in total) —helped ensure that gentleman and more than 1,000 others received the dental care they needed and the respect they deserve.

From extractions and root canals to cleanings and fillings, patients had their pain alleviated, their smiles improved and their lives changed.  Patients were often seen hugging the dentists who cared for them out of gratitude. 

This comment from a patient sums things up— “Mercy is the mark of a human being.” 

While the event is over, there is still time to donate—www. mompgh.org/donate—or sign up for updates, including how to get involved in MOMPGH 2019.

PPG Arena was filled with people in need of dental care during an event sponsored by Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOMPGH).