Clayton State University Dental Hygiene seniors Temenuga Angelova (Norcross), Mariya Iskhakova (Atlanta), Wendy Orellana (Stone Mountain), Elise Robinson (Senoia), and faculty member Joanna Harris, were among the volunteers for Georgia’s Mission of Mercy (GMOM), sponsored by Georgia Dental Association (GDA) last month at The First Baptist Church of Woodstock.
Georgia’s Mission of Mercy exceeded all expectations by providing free dental care to an remarkable 2,179 Georgians suffering from oral disease and pain. The 900 dental volunteers, including 300 dentists, provided cleanings, fillings, extractions, limited root canal therapy, and lab procedures valued at $1.5 million. The Clayton State students volunteered as hygiene assistants, patient educators, and translators, while Harris volunteered in radiology, taking radiographs and cleaning teeth.
According to the GDA website, there were more than 1,500 volunteers on hand. They also received generous donations from many commercial vendors, foundations, and caring individuals.