MOM 2009 (La Crosse)

WDA Mission of Mercy LogoThe WDA and WDA Foundation wrapped up its first Mission of Mercy by delivering smiles to an 1,533 children and adults – exceeding its pre-event goal of 1,200 patients by 333 individuals.

Intermittent rain on treatment day two didn’t deter 812 individuals from seeking needed dental care on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. Doors opened at 6 a.m. with the last patient admitted at 1:45 p.m.; care concluded around 5:30 p.m. A total 721 patients were seen on Friday, June 26.

More than 900 volunteers, including 170 dentists and 87 hygienists, were involved in the setup, two treatment days and cleanup of this inaugural and large-scale oral health care event in Wisconsin.

FINAL MISSION OF MERCY STATS

1,533 patients
$850,000+ donated care
903 volunteers
170 dentists
87 hygienists
10 dental and medical professionals from four other states
(Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Minnesota)
6,900 procedures
1,700 extractions
1,525 fillings
597 cleanings
135 treatment partials
18-20 denture repairs


Donors

Special thanks to our 2009 corporate partners:
  •  Henry Schein
  • Delta Dental of Wisconsin
More corporate partners:
  • American Orthodontics
  • Courtesy Corporation McDonald’s
  • Henry Schein Employee Sunshine Committee
  • Ho-Chunk Nation
  • Kwik Trip
  • La Crosse Community Foundation

Collaborating organizations:

  • America’s Dentists Care Foundation
  • La Crosse Area Dental Care Advocacy Coalition
  • La Crosse County Health Department
  • La Crosse District Dental Society
  • Marquette University School of Dentistry
Supporters & sponsors:
  • 3M ESPE
  • Aramark Uniform Services of La Crosse
  • Aribex
  • Beutlich Pharmaceuticals
  • Brasseler
  • Children’s Dental Center of Madison
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College Hygiene Students
  • City of La Crosse Fire Department
  • City of La Crosse Police Department
  • City Press
  • Cleary Management
  • Clifton Gunderson
  • Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals
  • Columbia-St. Mary’s/Madre Angela Dental Clinic
  • Coulee Regional Pharmacists’ Association
  • Dentsply Professional
  • Endless Productions
  • Festival Foods
  • First Supply
  • Fowler & Hammer General Contractors
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Franciscan Skemp Baker’s Hearth
  • Franciscan Skemp Foundation
  • Franciscan Skemp Healthcare
  • Grounded Specialty Coffee
  • Group One Marketing
  • Gundersen Lutheran
  • Gundersen Lutheran Department of Dental Specialties
  • Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation
  • Gundesen Lutheran Foundation
  • Harlow Wilford of Medico Mart Inc
  • Harris Bank
  • Holmen Sanitation
  • Holt Dental
  • Huck Finn’s/Blue Moon on the Water
  • Hu-Friedy
  • Implant Study Club of La Crosse
  • Instrumentarium Dental
  • KLS Martin
  • Komet USA
  • La Crosse Beverage
  • La Crosse Center
  • La Crosse Rotary Foundation
  • Logistics Health
  • Michael Best & Friedrich
  • Midwest Dental
  • Monet Flowers and Gifts
  • Mowrey Gold Co.
  • Nell’s City Grill
  • Netwal Dental Laboratory
  • North American Camera LLC
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Patterson Dental
  • Philips Sonicare
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Reinhart Food Service
  • American Red Cross Scenic Bluffs Chapter
  • Schenck Health Solutions
  • Scott Roble Plumbing & Heating, LLC
  • Sentry Dental
  • Solmetex
  • Subway
  • Tess Corporation
  • Valley Expo & Displays
  • Viterbo School of Nursing
  • Viterbo University
  • WDA Foundation
  • WDA Professional Services (The Dental Record)
  • Wendy’s of Onalaska
  • Western Technical College Dental Hygiene Students
  • Wettstein Brothers Electric
Sponsoring dental societies:
  • Brown Door Kewaunee Dental Society
  • Dane County Dental Society
  • Greater Milwaukee Dental Association
  • Outagamie County Dental Society
  • Tri-County Dental Society
  • Washington Ozaukee County Dental Society
  • Waukesha County Dental Society
  • Winnebago County Dental Society
  • Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association
  • Wisconsin Society of Periodontists’
  • Wisconsin Society of Pediatric Dentists
Individual donors:
  • Anonymous
  • Lani Becker
  • Lisa Bell, RDH
  • Mara Brooks
  • Robert William Chernow
  • Maryann Dillon & Mel Guell
  • Dr. Russ Fortune & Polly Davenport-Fortune
  • In memory of James Gruber
  • Dr. Mark Huberty
  • Barb & Dan Hurley
  • Dr. Fred Jaeger
  • Lee Johnston
  • In memory of Dr. Charles Mears
  • In honor of Dr. John Moore
  • In memory of Grace Nycz
  • Deb Olson
  • Dr. Debra Palmer
  • Charles & Frances Shoemaker
  • Dr. Gene Shoemaker
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