501 Life Magazine | Mission of Mercy in Conway provides help to nearly 2,000
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Mission of Mercy in Conway provides help to nearly 2,000

Nearly 2,000 children and adults received free dental treatment during the Arkansas Mission of Mercy clinic April 27-28 at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds. Services provided were valued at $1,078,522.10 more than $1 million.

“I fully believe that God put every one of us on earth to help others,” said Dr. Terry Fiddler, executive director of Mission of Mercy. “The doctors and all dental professionals that work together to bring these services have that same feeling. As we finish our 12th year, we have provided free dental care for almost 23,000 patients at $12.5 million of free dental care.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (from left) with Drs. Joyce and Terry Fiddler.

“I am so proud of the volunteer base in Conway. This is the largest volunteer number we have ever had. Our dentists, hygienists and assistants were amazing. Our lay volunteers from the community certainly are to be commended.”The outreach is sponsored by the Arkansas State Dental Association, Delta Dental of Arkansas and the Walmart Foundation.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson traveled to Conway on the first day of the clinic to see the operation and visit with organizers and volunteers.

Dental services – which are completely free, thanks to the support of volunteers and sponsors – included cleanings, fillings and extractions. There are no eligibility or income requirements.

More than 1,200 volunteers assisted with the clinic.

For more information, visit arkansasmissionofmercy.org or call 800.277.6011.