Join us for the 3rd annual NM Mission of Mercy Denture Clinic, a free two-day clinic, in collaboration with the Global Denture Alliance and the New Mexico Dental Association.   Volunteers come together to treat people in under-served populations that need our help.


The New Mexico Dental Association Foundation is committed to the safety of our patients and volunteers. We are closely monitoring all federal, state and local COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations from the American Dental Association.


Los Padillas Community Center
Albuquerque, NM

April 29 & 30, 2022


Choose a shift and help us bring smiles to those in need. All volunteer types are needed.

Registration closes April 18, 2022


Volunteer Registration

News report from the 2021 Denture Clinic.



Volunteer Information



Los Padillas Community Center
2117 Los Padillas Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105 (map)


Thursday, April 28: Clinic Set Up - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, April 29: Clinic Hours - 6:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 30: Clinic Hours - 6:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, April 30: Clinic Teardown - 2:30pm to 6:30pm

** Work times will vary by job.


Shift start times are dependent on the type of volunteer job you choose.

Please arrive ½ hour before your shift begins to allow time to park, check-in, get coffee, etc.


Dress is casual.  Please wear closed-toed shoes for safety.  Professional dental/medical volunteers are recommended to wear scrubs. Basic personal protective equipment like face masks, safety glasses, gowns and gloves are all provided by NM MOM. If you have PPE that you would prefer, please bring it with you.

Please leave your personal belongings safely at home or locked in the trunk of your car. We do not have a secured area for you to leave them at the event.


You are invited to join us in the hospitality break area to enjoy breakfast, and lunch at no cost for volunteers.  Coffee, drinks, and snacks are available throughout the clinic.  Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate special dietary needs, so please plan accordingly.   Everyone should plan to eat or drink in the designated volunteer break area.  Only closed drink containers are allowed on the clinic floor.


Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

What NOT to bring?

Please leave your personal belongings safely at home or locked in the trunk of your car. We do not have a secured area for you to leave them at the event.

I'm a New Mexico licensed volunteer, what do I need to know?

All clinical volunteers are required to be licensed and must have a current, active New Mexico license to practice. License numbers will be requested on the volunteer registration form.  The NM MOM event will maintain universal infection control practices at all times. All clinical individuals involved in patient treatment must carry the appropriate malpractice insurance coverage and ensure that the coverage allows you to participate in a volunteer treatment event.

How can I get liability insurance as a public health provider?

Public health dental/medical professionals in New Mexico, can obtain liability coverage through the State Tort Claims Act for the NM MOM event by completing paperwork online at http://www.nmmrcserves.org/. This is the state registry for professionals who have volunteered to assist in state emergencies. Please be aware that you are signing up for a larger program and will receive information on other missions. You have no requirement to accept a mission and you can remove yourself from the registry after the NM MOM event. There is an approval process so applications must be completed and submitted by April 1, 2022.

To register for New Mexico Serves go to https://volunteer.nmmrcserves.org/. On the left side of the website welcome page, click "Register Now." Completely fill out the information listed, create your log-in and accept the terms and conditions and continue to the next page. Follow the instructions on the website and submit for approval.










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