Texas Mission of Mercy
Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) is a mobile dental clinic that travels around the state providing charitable basic dental care to Texans with limited resources and/or access to care. Local community support along with dental and non-dental volunteers from across the state come together at the community’s venue. Up to 700 patients may be seen during the 2 day events depending upon the size of the clinic’s set up. Our volunteer dental professionals’ primary focus is on relieving pain and preventing infection by providing extractions, fillings, and cleanings. In limited cases, replacing missing front teeth or repairing partial dentures may be available to restore a smile.
2024 TMOM EVENTS
Check out TMOM in action at the
Marble Falls, Feb 24-25, 2023 TMOM event!
TMOMs are designed to bring dental services to individuals who cannot obtain care any other way. Our usual model for TMOM patients is based on a first come, first served basis. Although the date and the city of each event may be posted in the website, the physical location will not be disclosed until two weeks before each event. Prescreen information will be posted a few weeks before the pre-screen event. If you would like to learn more about becoming a patient, refer to our Patient FAQs below.
Who is eligible to receive treatment?
TMOMs are designed to bring dental services to individuals who cannot afford care any other way. However, we are not able to provide dental care to very young children
How can I receive services at TMOM?
Come and wait in line. Patients are seen on a first come, first serve basis. In order to have the best chance of receiving treatment, potential patients often begin lining up by 5 AM. Once the total number of patients we can see that day have been registered, no additional patients can be seen. Because we see hundreds of patients in a day, please be prepared to wait several hours for service.
What kind of services can I expect to receive at TMOM?
Our main goal at TMOM is to relieve pain and restore smiles. We provide extractions, fillings, and cleanings as well as some other dental procedures that can be appropriately done in a mission setting. We do not provide cosmetic dentistry or braces. Further, we may determine that we cannot take care of all your dental needs at TMOM, so that we can relieve pain for the greatest number of patients.
How long can I expect to spend at the mission?
Patients seeking treatment at TMOM should be prepared to spend the entire day at the event. If you are not available when your name is called for treatment, we will move on to the next patient.
Do I have to wait in line if my case is an emergency?
Everyone has to wait in line for services. Most TMOM patients are suffering and in pain, so we do not take anyone out of line.