Texas Mission of Mercy2023-05-02T13:19:20-05:00

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. (Due to COVID-19 we are not providing prosthetics due to aerosols created by these procedures.)

Since 2001, TMOM has treated 42,821  patients with $26,348,666 worth of donated care. 



Below is a list of our upcoming 2023 events. The physical location for the 2023 events will be posted two weeks before the event.

Marble Falls, TX
February 24th -25th
Marble Falls High School

Bonham, TX
April 14-15
Fannin County Multipurpose Complex

Abilene, TX
July 14-15
Abilene Convention Center

Edinburg, TX
Sept 15-16
Edinburg Convention Center

Abilene, TX (July 14th -15th)
Free Dental Care Event

Texas Mission of Mercy provides pain-relieving dental procedures at no cost for individuals 8 years and older in need.

Treatments available: Cleanings, Fillings, Extractions
Date: July14th -15th, 2023
Time: 6 am -3:30 pm (or until capacity)
Location: Abilene Convention Center

  • Arrive early to fill out the paperwork and start the triage process.
  • Bring a list of all current medications and knowledge of medical history.
  • ACCEPTING WALK UPS ON BOTH DAYS- The earlier to better!

Prepare for a long day! Our goal is to help as many people as possible.

Individuals who attend the prescreen day will complete paperwork as well as receive a dental exam and X-rays before the treatment day. It is highly recommended to attend the prescreen day before treatment days to shorten your wait time at the event, but it is not required.

Details Coming Soon!

Past Events: Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM)






April 14-15 Bonham
 2 day, 20 chair event 300 patients were treated for a total of $384,591 worth of donated services.
Feb 24-25 Marble Falls
 2 day, 20 chair event 524 patients were treated for a total of $619,937 donated services.

April 29-30


2 day, 20 chair event

508 patients were treated for a total  of $374,264 donated services.

June 17-18


2 day, 20 chair event

375 patients were treated for a total of $553,911 of donated services.

Sept 9-10


2 day, 20 chair event

243 patients were treated for a total of $147,602 worth of donated services.

Nov  4-5


2 day, 30 chair event

 286 patients were treated for a total of $385,323 worth of donated services.


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. Due to COVID-19 all patients will be prescreened a few weeks before the event and given an appointment time for the event. Although the date and the city of each event may be posted above, the physical location will not be disclosed until two weeks before each event.   Prescreen information will be posted a few weeks before the event. If you would like to learn more about becoming a patient, refer to our Patient FAQs

Who is eligible to receive treatment?2017-03-13T22:18:44-05:00

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?2017-05-25T19:19:04-05:00

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?2017-03-10T00:34:12-06:00

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?2017-03-10T00:34:22-06:00

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?2017-03-10T01:22:42-06:00

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.

Will childcare be available during the event?2017-03-10T00:34:51-06:00

We encourage you to not bring your children to TMOM unless they are receiving treatment. We will have very limited space for childcare. Children will only be allowed to accompany their parents into the treatment room in an emergency situation.


The Smiles Foundation could not fulfill its mission without the dedication and commitment of our selfless volunteers. They are the backbone of our efforts. Both professionals and community volunteers work side by side to improve the quality of life for those we serve. Once you have experienced a TMOM, you may well want to register for another. The spirit of human compassion and kindness that is exhibited at TMOM is inspirational. Many volunteers have attended multiple events and become a part of our “TMOM Groupie” family.

Becoming a TMOM volunteer is quick and easy through tmomvolunteer.org. Simply create an account and then register for an event and manage your profile. NOTE: Only registered volunteers are allowed to participate at TMOM events.

All TMOM event details will be sent to the email provided at registration. Please see the links to “guidelines & FAQs” for important volunteer information on the registration webpage.

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