An Introduction to NCMOM

  • The North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) portable free dental program is an outreach program of the North Carolina Dental Society.
  • The program’s primary sponsor is the North Carolina Dental Health Fund which is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is:
    • “To provide free dental services to those in financial need with few or no other options.”
    • To involve as much of the dental community of the state in the treatment of the under served as is possible.
  • NCMOM is a grassroots effort, dependent entirely on volunteers, including dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and scores of general volunteers which donate their time and talents tirelessly.
  • Since the clinics are held in areas provided by the hosting organizations, there are no facility expenses.
  • The majority of the supplies are obtained at discounted rates from dental supply dealers.
  • NCMOM is dependent on funding from charitable organizations, civic organizations, private corporate & personal donations as well as grants.

Goals for the NCMOM-Charlotte Project


  • Provide free dental treatment services to 2,500 or more qualifying adults.
  • Set-up a mobile on one hundred (100) station dental treatment facility with thirty-six (36) operational hours.
  • Set-up Registration, Health Screening, X-ray and Triage Stations to support the dental treatment facility.
  • Inclusion of other regional mobile dental facilities such as the Ada Jenkins Dental Van and the Colgate Regional Dental Bus
    • To provide special benefits/services to those who seek services at the Charlotte MOM Project.
    • Encourage awareness and future volunteerism for the benefit of these allied dental facilities.
  • To verify the NC MOM Program as a ministry in the hearts and minds of the sponsors, the volunteers (both professional and non) and the public.

NCMOM is an affiliated program of the North Carolina Dental Society.