OSKALOOSA — Dr. Daniel Schuster and his team from Osky Dental traveled to Davenport on Friday, Sept. 20 to again volunteer their services at the Annual Iowa Mission of Mercy.
It was the 12th year for this event and Osky Dental’s 10th year of participation.
Dr. Schuster said “you can work to make the world a better place by helping others or not. The choice is yours.”
Each year, the Iowa Mission of Mercy sets up a temporary dental clinic in a rotating location in the state of Iowa. Volunteers and sponsors donate their time and resources to provide free dental care to patients who attend the clinic. Lives are transformed as licensed dental professionals provide a wide variety of treatments from cleanings to some oral surgeries and everything in between. Oral health is a critical part of a person’s overall well-being, but some face barriers when it comes to receiving proper dental care.
IMOM 2019 served nearly 1,000 patients with over 4,800 procedures and treatments totaling more than $813,000 at no cost to any of the patients. Since the first Iowa MOM in 2008 more than 15,000 patients from all areas of the state and beyond have received free dental care totaling over $10 million.
Dr. Schuster and his team look forward to continuing volunteering their services at next year’s IMOM in Des Moines (State Fairgrounds) on Nov. 6 and 7.