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Volunteer Opportunity – 5/31-6/3


May 10 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 11:00 am


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The Michigan Dental Association Foundation is improving dental health in communities throughout Michigan by helping fund an ever-expanding program of innovative charitable programs and services. The Foundation also provides scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in dentistry.

The Michigan Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association Foundation are now working to organize an unprecedented statewide dental access program — the Michigan Mission of Mercy event, to be held May 31 – June 3, 2018 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids. Approximately 2,500 patients are expected to be treated over the course of two days.

  • Multiple time slots @ Calvin College, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids
  • Multiple volunteer opportunities; contact Chuck Caldwell with questions – please register online
  • Unlimited volunteers, dress requirements are noted on the website
MDAF MOM 2018 — May 31 – June 3, 2018
Welcome to the  4th MDA/MDAF Mission of Mercy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids



May 31 – June 3, 2018 at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan


  • To volunteer for the Michigan Dental Association/Michigan Dental Association Foundation 2018 Mission of Mercy…

    Things to know:

    You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer at the Mission of Mercy – no exceptions.
    Each and every volunteer must register individually, no exceptions.

    The system works best when each volunteer uses a unique email address.  If multiple volunteers are using the same email address, please be sure that everyone volunteering receives all of the information sent out via email.  We will NOT be hard copy mailing anything unless a specific request is made so be sure that you enter your email address correctly.

    You will be allowed to choose where you want to work.  These preferences cannot be guaranteed but will be followed as closely as possible. You will be notified if your job changes. The main reason we would switch you from your preferred job is if you are a general practitioner who signed up for a specialist slot and we have a specialist to fill the slot.

    While preferences are not guaranteed, the shift times are – so please plan to be there for each shift you select.  Please notify us if your plans change so we can offer the slot to another volunteer.

    Some jobs require a significant amount of standing and walking, others are more sedentary.  Please choose a position you would feel comfortable doing for at least 4-5 hours at a time.  You may take a break as needed.

    Each shift has a maximum number of spaces.  Shifts will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you are a general dentist, we ask that you leave the specialty slots for the specialists as they are not able to work outside of their specialty. If there are openings in the specialty areas, we will fill them with general practitioners 30 days prior to the event.  If you are interested in a specialty slot, please note that on the registration form, we will use the information provided to fill the open slots.  We would only assign you to an open specialty slot during a time that you are already registered for so be sure to select a non-specialty slot that you will be willing to work if a specialty slot isn’t available.

    The days are broken up into shifts.  You may sign up for as many shifts as you would like.  If you are willing to work all day, please sign up for the morning and afternoon shifts.  If you are working all day you will notice that there is a half hour layover, this is to allow for training for the incoming shift.

    Once a shift is filled, it is filled.  The sooner you register, the more choices for shift times and assignments you will have.

    The clinic closes at 5 p.m. on Fri and Sat.  We do our best to plan that we will be done seeing the last of the patients by 5 p.m. but just in case we go slightly over, and to allow for cleaning up of your area, we schedule some shifts until 5:30.  Every attempt will be made to get you out earlier but please plan to stay until 5:30 so we can take care of all the patients for the day.  Thank you for your understanding.

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided onsite each day. Group dinners/social events will be held each night.  Please be sure to indicate which of the dinners you will be attending so we can plan accordingly.

    All information regarding your registration (confirmation, shift summary, password and other information) will be emailed to the address provided once your registration is completed.  Be sure to watch for additional emails closer to the event for updates and important information.

    Please check  if you have general questions.  If you need help registering or have specific questions, please send an email to  or

    Thank you!

    Dr. Steve Harris & Dr. Connie Verhagen, MOM 2018 Co-Chairs

    Andrea Sundermann, Program Coordinators

MDA MOM Contact (if you need help with your registration)
  • Calvin College
    Hoogenboom Center
    3201 Burton SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    United States
    1 (616) 526-6280
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June 3 @ 11:00 am

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