Illinois Mission of Mercy event to provide $1M in free

UW Health Sports Factory will host Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, a Mission of Mercy event, a free dental health care initiative by the Illinois State Dental Society.

The Illinois State Dental Society Foundation will offer free dental care Friday and Saturday when it hosts a Mission of Mercy event at the UW Health Sports Factory in Rockford.

The Illinois Mission of Mercy is a large-scale dental clinic that provides free oral health care to patients of all ages who cannot otherwise afford or access care.

The goal is to provide $1 million in free dental care to 2,000 patients over two days, concentrating on exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions.

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More than 1,000 volunteers – dentists, hygienists, assistants, nurses, lab techs, pharmacists and dental and hygiene students – will be on hand to make the mission possible.

There are no income eligibility requirements, and anyone can receive treatment.