Free Dental Clinic Comes to Reading: MOM-n-PA to Host Two-Day Event

MOM-n-PA Dental Mission

READING, PA — The 11th annual MOM-n-PA Dental Mission will provide free dental care in Reading, PA, on June 21-22. The event will take place at the Santander Arena and aims to serve those who cannot afford dental care.

MOM-n-PA operates a large-scale dental clinic where treatment is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Patients do not need to make appointments or preregister. Organizers recommend arriving early to secure a spot.

The organization’s mission is clear: everyone deserves a healthy smile, regardless of income. To achieve this, MOM-n-PA relies on 950 volunteers, including licensed dental professionals from Pennsylvania. Over two days, these volunteers will operate 130 portable dental units, treating patients without any preconditions.

Sponsors like United Concordia Dental, Highmark Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Dental Foundation make this event possible. A press conference is scheduled for Friday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. at the arena. Set-up begins on Thursday, June 20 at 8:00 a.m., transforming the space into a 130-chair dental clinic within hours.

Since its inception in 2013, MOM-n-PA has held clinics across various Pennsylvania cities, including Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh. The organization has delivered over $9 million in care to about 14,000 patients. This year’s return to Reading recalls the 2014 mission and will be led by local dentists Dr. Jordan Hottenstein, Dr. Gary Wegman, and community leader Angel Figueroa.

Over the two-day event, MOM-n-PA expects to treat 2,000 patients and provide $1.25 million worth of services. These services include medical screenings, dental exams with X-rays, cleanings, extractions, fillings, root canals, and some partial and full dentures. The equipment used is rented from America’s Dentists Care Foundation, ensuring high-quality care.

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MOM-n-PA seeks additional sponsors and volunteers to support the event in Berks County. Volunteer registration ends on Monday, June 3. Information is available on their website.

“Reading has been selected because of the needs within the community and its surrounding areas,” said Dr. Gary Davis, Chair of MOM-n-PA. “We are a 100% volunteer organization and can use all the volunteer assistance and support we can get from the Reading community to provide these services to those families and individuals who often cannot afford the cost of dental care.”

The upcoming clinic represents an opportunity for the Reading community to come together and support those in need. With the help of volunteers and sponsors, MOM-n-PA aims to make a significant impact on the dental health of thousands.

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