Delta Dental Donates $150,000 to Minnesota Mission of Mercy

MINNEAPOLIS, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recent check presentation ceremony, the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation made a $150,000 donation to the Minnesota Dental Foundation (MDF) to help fund Minnesota's first Mission of Mercy (MnMOM) event.  The significant monetary value of this gift makes Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation the Signature Sponsor of Minnesota's 2012 MOM event. 

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Plans are currently underway for Minnesota to launch its first Mission of Mercy event this year. MOM events, which have been held in 18 states, have a goal of providing free dental care to patients who face insurmountable barriers to care. A large, temporary dental clinic is erected to provide treatment over a two-day period in areas of the state where individuals are not able to easily access oral health care. It provides dental treatment to children and adults in need, regardless of their ability to pay.

"This is both an exciting moment for the Mission of Mercy project and a wonderful collaborative effort between our Foundation and the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation," said Dr. Steve Litton, MDF President. "We truly look forward to continuing this collaboration as the Foundation advances its mission to support outreach programs that provide dental services to underserved populations and communities."

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has a similar mission of supporting organizations with an ability to significantly impact the improvement of oral health of Minnesotans. "Working with the Minnesota Dental Foundation for the first time is an historic positive collaboration," stated Rod Young, CEO, Delta Dental of Minnesota and Chair, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. "We look forward to working together in the future toward our mutual goals."

The Minnesota Dental Association is the voice of dentistry in Minnesota, representing 80% of practicing dentists.  It is committed to the highest standards of oral health and access to care for all Minnesotans. Learn more at: www.mndental.org.

SOURCE Minnesota Dental Association



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