Imagine trying to work a part-time job when you can't even chew up solid food. A visitor came in to The Mercy Ministries this week. He draws less than $1,000/month from disability, and works part time as much as possible to provide for his child who he has full-time custody of, but he cannot afford the dental care he desperately needs. Despite the fact he hasn't eaten solid food in weeks, we were unable to help him becuase he does receive government assistance. Cases like these where we have to say "no" break our hearts.
However, because of the generous support of the (MCD) Mercy Dental Clinic's new Dental Director, Dr. Ronald O. Mosley of Vidalia, who has taken on MDC as his personal project, AND because of YOUR generous support, we're now able to say "YES!" to hundreds of Mercy patients who need care in and around Toombs County!
We might not be able to be everything to everybody. But, we will mean the world to those 500+ patients this year we will be able to help!
2018 is off to a great start in our new in-house dental clinic! What began as a dream is finally in operation and we couldn't be more excited! We have two dentists scheduled to volunteer in January, and three more dentists to be scheduled soon! We will have some exciting stories of patients FINALLY getting relief from mouth infections and tooth abscesses in the weeks to come! Praise God!
To those of you who gave to TMM this year, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make this venture possible. We'd also like to thank the partnership with all of our other dentists, and to Southeastern Technical College's Dental Hygiene Progran for providing Mercy patients with x-rays.
Together we are making a difference!
MDC provides free emergency (extractions and fillings) and preventative dental care and oral hygiene education to the active patients of the Mercy Medical Clinic. It operates under the direction of volunteer Dental Director, Dr. Ronald O. Mosley, with a part-time dental coordinator and dental hygienist and many volunteer dentists and assistants from Toombs and surrounding communities. MDC also partners with STC’s Dental Hygiene Program for patients’ x-rays.