Students participate in Texas Mission of Mercy
HSC-BCD students at TMOM
On March 27, 14 students from Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry participated in Texas Mission of Mercy in Tyler, Texas.
TMOM events, sponsored by the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation, are multi-day dental missions that bring together hundreds of dentists, dental professionals and other volunteers from across Texas with the goal of relieving immediate pain and restoring smiles.
|Dr. David Nichols and first year student
Preston Greer working on an impression.
|Third year student Rein Dickerson and first
year student Megan Block.
The Tyler TMOM provided charitable care to 481 patients valued at over $293,000, of which the HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry team provided almost $10,000, according to TDASF director Traci Whitney.
Since the program's inception in 2001, TMOM events have provided care to more than 15,000 patients. This equates to over $5 million in charitable dental services provided to Texas citizens.
The next TMOM is in Taylor, Texas, on June 11-12. Taylor is approximately 15 minutes east of Round Rock. To learn more about the event and to register as a volunteer go to www.tdasf.org.
Special thanks to Wade Barker, D1 class vice president, for his assistance with this story.