Friday, June 16 and Saturday June 17
KI Center
333 Main St.
Green Bay, WI 54301

  • Cleanings, fillings, extractions and limited partial dentures
  • No appointments — first come, first served
  • No eligibility or income requirements
  • No identification, documentation or insurance required
  • Adults and children welcome (no child care available)

Please DO NOT wait for the WDA and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy to seek care for dental pain, as this could signal a serious condition. Click here to find a low-cost dental clinic:

If your dental pain is severe and accompanied by a fever or swelling, go to a hospital emergency room immediately!



The America's Dentists Care Foundation launched the first Mission of Mercy in Virginia in 2000. Today, MOM events can be found nationwide. More than 15,000 children and adults have now received in excess of $10.4 million in donated care at WDA and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy events since 2009.

The Wisconsin MOM program provides care to anyone who has difficulty getting to a dentist. Those who show up for care (children and adults) and don't have any medically-compromising condition that would prohibit them from receiving care are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. 

This year marks the 10th Mission of Mercy for the WDA and WDA Foundation. We thank our volunteers and donors for your continued support.

It’s amazing what can happen when people and communities work together! Just look at what we've accomplished with 10,854 volunteers at nine WDA and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy events:

  • $10.4 million in care provided
  • 15,692 children and adult patients

It takes more than people – it takes dollars and in-kind donations to make it happen as well.


  • Location: KI Center, 333 Main St. Green Bay, WI 54301
  • Setup: Thursday, June 15
  • Treatment: Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17
  • Volunteers may stop by from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday if they would like to pick up their materials and tour the clinic.
  • Doors open 5:30 a.m. Patients seen on first-come, first served basis with approximately 450 individuals treated each day. Patient is typically reached by 10 a.m., so come early
  • Teardown: Saturday, June 17 from clinic close to completion

All volunteers, with the exception of setup, tear down, data entry, patient registration, volunteer registration and hospitality, must be 18 years of age at the time of the event to volunteer at Mission of Mercy. For those volunteer positions listed, the minimum age is 16. There are no exceptions to these age limits.

For each WDA Mission of Mercy event, funds are needed to help cover dental equipment and facility rental, supplies, pharmaceuticals and food costs. For every $1 in hard-dollar donations we receive, WDA dentists and other MOM volunteers donate $6 - $8 of care.

If you or your organization would like to help us make a difference by making a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Vicki Bohman at for more information or send your contribution to:

WDA Foundation
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 2360
West Allis, WI 53214

*Be sure to include Mission of Mercy in the memo line


Patient FAQs

How many people will you see?

Our goal is to see approximately 450 patients per day.

Will adults be seen or is this just for children?

We treat patients of all ages. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No child care is available on site.

Can I bring my tent to wait in? What about my grill?

Tents and grills are not allowed. We encourage you to drink non-alcoholic fluids (water is best) to keep yourself hydrated and eat something while waiting.

What are the clinic hours?

5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17.

Do I need to bring ID?

There is no identification required.

What time should I get there?

We see patients on a first-come, first-served basis so the earlier the better. While we are open until 5 p.m. each day, we stop accepting new patients as soon as we reach capacity for the day.

How long will it take?

Plan to be at Mission of Mercy for at least several hours. Patients are seen on first-come, first-served basis, so how long it takes depends how many people are ahead of you.

Will everyone who comes be seen?

Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis until the day’s capacity is met. All patients go through a medical health screening where they must meet requirements for blood pressure, blood-clotting and blood sugar in order to be seen.

We reserve the right to refuse to treat anyone who has signs of intoxication or illegal drug use or is found to be threatening to other patients and/or volunteers.

What procedures do you do?

We do cleanings, fillings, extractions and a limited number of transitional partials for front teeth. Full dentures and denture repairs are not provided

Will all the work I need done be completed?

Our goal is to take as many people out of dental pain and treat infections. With that in mind, after your dental exam, recommended treatment will be prioritized. You will be routed to the department treating your top priority and as much work as is needed in one quadrant of your mouth will be done.

If time allows you may exit the clinic and get back in line for additional work.

Can I get nitrous or general anesthetic?

We only use local anesthetic for procedures requiring numbing at the MOM clinic. No nitrous will be onsite.

Do you extract wisdom teeth?

If the tooth is visible through the gum and accompanied by pain and swelling, then we will extract a wisdom tooth.

Can I get a set of dentures?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide dentures.

Do you do root canals?

In some circumstances we are able to do a root canal on front teeth. However, the tooth needs to be structurally sound, not require a crown and/or be an anchor tooth for a partial or a bridge. 

What are partial dentures/transitional partials?

We refer to these as “flippers.” They are made to replace missing front teeth and are not a permanent device, because they can be “flipped” easily out of the mouth.

Will there be interpreters available?

We will have Spanish, Hmong and American Sign Language interpreters available.

Can I smoke?

No smoking is allowed on the premises. Once you enter the building, you cannot leave without giving up your place in line. No exceptions.

Is there a maximum income level for patients?

No, we do not ask any questions regarding your financial situation.

Do I need to have insurance?

We do not file any type of insurance claims or accept any forms of payment. All work is done at no charge by volunteers donating their time.

Where can I park?

Parking is to be determined. Check back for more information.

What should I bring?

You should bring and take any prescription medications that you are currently prescribed. You may have to wait outside for several hours, so please dress accordingly.

You may wish to bring a lawn chair for outside; chairs are not provided. If bringing young children, be sure to bring diapers and a change of clothes to keep them comfortable. There is no onsite coat or package check, so anything you bring will need to be carried with you or returned to your car before entering the building.

What can I expect?

First and foremost, you should expect to be treated with respect and dignity. We’re glad you are visiting the WDA and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy. Due to the size and nature of this event, you should plan to be with us for several hours. We will do our best to get you in and out as quickly as possible.

Everyone will receive a numbered wristband and a nametag. The wristbands help ensure first-come, first-served order is followed.

Upon entering the building, you will be asked several survey questions prior to treatment. Your responses are tracked in the computer and no one will see them once submitted. The information you provide will help us track demographics about the clinic’s patients which, in turn, helps us receive grants for future MOM events. After that you will complete a patient registration form then go through a patient education area. Your next stop will be medical triage.

In medical triage, you will be asked about your medical history and have your blood pressure taken. In some instances you may need to have your blood clotting and/or blood sugar levels tested. Providing these readings are all in line, you will proceed to dental triage for an oral exam. A dentist will look over your teeth and determine what work needs to be done and in what priority.

Next you will be taken to routing where another dentist will look over the recommended treatment priorities and compare them to each department’s availability to determine what work you will have done. You will be issued a number for the department where the treatment will be provided. Depending on the number of people in front of you, you could wait for several hours in the department.

Once the work has been done, you will be escorted to the patient exit area. If other family or friends accompanied you to the clinic, you can reconnect with them in the designated meeting place which will be by the clinic’s patient exit.

For your safety as well as for that of our volunteers, at no time should you walk unescorted on the clinic floor. Patient ambassadors will be available to assist you, including making trips to the restroom.

In the best interest of patients and volunteers, we will continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and meet or exceed protocols mandated by local governments. We ask that you abide by the health and safety measures in effect at the time of the clinic, which may include, but not be limited to, wearing masks, providing proof of vaccination status and/or providing proof of negative COVID-19 test.

Who works on me/provides treatment?
Licensed dentists, including specialists, and dental hygienists together with dental assistants provide the majority of care. Dental students from Marquette University School of Dentistry, under supervision of Marquette faculty members or school approved preceptors, may also provide care.

Will I receive any prescriptions?
We do not have any narcotics onsite. If warranted, an antibiotic or non-prescription pain medicine will be given to you onsite. In rare cases, we will provide a written prescription for other medications to be filled at a pharmacy at your own expense.

Do the dentists or other volunteers get compensated to work at the event?

No. Everyone providing care and helping out at the clinic is a volunteer. No one is being paid.

Who pays for all the supplies and equipment?

We are very grateful for the numerous sponsors and donors that provide either cash or in-kind donations to make this event possible.

Can my adult special needs ward receive treatment?

Yes, providing the legal guardian/caregiver accompanies them and authorizes care.

Do you see patients in wheelchairs?
Yes, providing the patient is able to be moved into a treatment chair either on their own or with assistance.

How can I volunteer?
Register online to volunteer at MOM. Volunteering is not a requirement in order to receive care nor does it assure a place in line.



Volunteer information

All volunteers, with the exception of setup, tear down, data entry, patient registration, volunteer registration and hospitality, must be 18 years of age at the time of the event to volunteer at Mission of Mercy. For those volunteer positions listed, the minimum age is 16. There are no exceptions to these age limits.


Be sure to mention you are with the Wisconsin Dental Association Mission of Mercy event.

Sleeping rooms have been blocked for WDA MOM volunteers at the following Green Bay hotel:

Hyatt Regency Green Bay
333 Main Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

Contract Rate – 1 Bedroom Suite  

$132/night – Single
$132/night – Double
$157/night – Triple
$157/night – Quad

Reservations can be booked via:
If calling please reference Group Code G-MOM3

Please note the room block pricing is available up to May 23, 2023 or until room supply is exhausted.


Where to park

To be determined; check back for additional information.


What to bring

The same Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Centers for Disease Control guidelines that apply in the dental office also apply at MOM. Clinicians should bring their own protective eyewear. Eyewear is only provided to those working in sterilization.

Everyone treating patients, as well as those in sterilization, will be required to wear clinic gowns. Masks, gloves and disposable gowns will be provided; however, you may prefer to bring your own for personal use.

There are no guarantees that we’ll have specific products, because supplies are donated whenever possible. For some, an enjoyable volunteer experience means using a specific instrument or material when working. If that is the case for you, please bring your own items.

There is a process in place to help ensure that you get your personal instruments back after they have been sterilized. Bringing your instruments in cassettes helps save time, otherwise each instrument is individually bagged.



There will be a stool for every dentist and dental hygienist working in restorative, endodontics and hygiene. However, there won’t be enough stools for all the assistants. Please consider bringing a stool or two from your office, especially if you have a comfortable one that you like to sit on.


What not to bring

Please leave valuables at home or lock them up out of sight in the trunk of your vehicle. Note we do not have a secured area for you to leave personal belongings, such as purses, car keys, cell phones, etc.

Small, zippered-pouch name badge holders will be available and are good for holding a few keys, but they will not hold much more.


Volunteer meals

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers on site in a break room away from the clinic floor.

Because most of the food served is donated, we can’t guarantee that every special dietary need can or will be accommodated, so please plan accordingly.

Only water in a covered cup or bottle is allowed on the clinic floor. No open-top beverages will be allowed.


What to wear

Dress comfortably. You will be doing a lot of walking or standing, so comfortable, close-toed shoes are a must.

All volunteers will receive a short-sleeve T-shirt. Please wear the shirts provided, so you can easily be identified as a volunteer. Wear pants, jeans, shorts or skirts - whichever you prefer. However, shorts and skirts should be of a length that is appropriate for a professional atmosphere and family setting that shows respect for patients.

Every effort is made to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the clinic, but it is nearly impossible for it to be comfortable for everyone in such a large group. Therefore, you may choose to wear layers under the T-shirt provided or a sweater or jacket that allows your volunteer shirt to show.

As noted under "What to bring," clinicians should bring their own protective eyewear. Dental gowns are required on the clinic floor for all dentists, hygienists and assistants. One size fits all dental gowns will be provided.


Volunteer job descriptions


Volunteer e-newsletter

Coming soon!


Out-of-state licensed volunteers

All dentists and dental hygienists volunteering must have a current Wisconsin license. Volunteers holding a license from another state may obtain a temporary, no-fee, charity permit through the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.


Volunteer and department protocols



(As of March 13, 2023)

President's Circle            $15,000 +

Brady Corporation Foundation, Inc.        
Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc.             
Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation*
Henry Schein Cares*
The Premonstratensian Fathers - Augustine Stewardship Fund Trust        

Partners               $7,500 - $14,999

Brown Door Kewaunee Dental Society       
K.C. Stock Fund

Sponsors             $2,500 - $7,499

Greater Green Bay Community Foundation        
BayCare Clinic Foundation     
Donald Driver Foundation          
Greater Milwaukee Dental Association 
Green Bay Packers Foundation 
International College of Dentists - Wisconsin Section      
M3 Insurance Foundation          
Oral Health Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
Pomp's Tire Service, Inc.              
Schneider Foundation  
Schreiber Community Grants Fund, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation       
Wisconsin Public Service Foundation         


Sustaining Donors           $500 - $2,499

Ms. Hannah Achtor       
Affordable Care, LLC     
Atid Properties
Bay Converting
Bergstrom Corporation
Ms. Victoria Bohman    
Carlson Black O'Callaghan & Battenberg LLP       
The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Inc.          
Dentsply Sirona
Edge Advisors, LLC         
Gandrud Auto Group    
John & Engrid Meng, Inc.            
La Plant Dental Laboratory, Inc.
Dr. James C. Morgenroth            
Nicolet National Bank   
Nsighttel Wireless, LLC/CellCom
Mr. Mark Paget
Robinson Heating and Cooling  
Van's Honda     
Ms. Debie Watkins
Wisconsin Academy of Pediatric Dentistry            

Friends                 Up to $499

David Fritsch    
Ms. Kathleen D. Giese  
Ms. Julie Herman           
Dr. Ronald Hull
Dr. and Mrs. Karl & Lynette Huppler      
Mr. Gregory A. Johnson
KerberRose, SC - Mr. Michael Ruby         
Kathryn Klein   
Mr. Dennis Long             
Mr. Patrick Love          
Dr. Janis B. Moriarty      
Dr. Ned Murphy        
Dr. James W. Nelson     
Dr. Justin Paz   
Resurrection Catholic Parish
Ms Rosalie W. Rouse    
Mr. Reis Schweiner       
Mr. Dan Thome
Thrivent Financial - North Lake County Office     

Donors make MOM possible!

We are sincerely grateful to these benefactors for their very gracious financial and/or in-kind support of this year’s event. (*) denotes participation in all 10 Mission of Mercy programs.

All donations are tax deductible and used only for Mission of Mercy. On average, $6 - $8 in care is provided for every $1 received from financial and in-kind donors. A great return on your money!

Please make checks payable to WDA Foundation and write “MOM” or “Mission of Mercy” in the memo line. Mail checks to: WDA Foundation/MOM, 6737 W Washington St, Suite 2360, West Allis, WI 53214.

Call Vicki Bohman at 414-755-4198 to charge your donation to a credit card. To arrange for an in-kind donation, please contact Lani Becker at or 414-217-3562. Please note we are unable to accept donated dental equipment, regardless of the condition, due to lack of storage capacity.