Illinois Mission of Mercy
Dental professionals will provide free, basic dental care to adults and children.
The Illinois State Dental Society Foundation’s Mission of Mercy will be at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield on July 20-21. The event aims to serve uninsured, underinsured and low-income families in need of dental services, but there are no income eligibility requirements. Anyone can receive treatment.
Emphasis will be on basic dental care, such as fillings, extractions and cleanings. Not all dental services will be available.
No appointments will be taken, and care if provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open at 6 a.m.
This year’s event will include a “Veterans First” program. U.S. military veterans will have a chance to be first in line from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. on July 20. To secure a spot in line, veterans must first register at the Sangamon County Veterans Assistance Commission prior to July 19 and then report for pre-screening from 1 to 4 p.m. July 19 at the Bank of Springfield Center. The Veteran Assistance Commission is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sangamon County government building at 200 S. Ninth St., Room 104. The phone number is (217) 753-6680
For more information on the event and what to bring that day, visit the Mission of Mercy patient page.