NM Mission of Mercy (NM MOM) is a two-day large-scale dental clinic where dental treatment is provided at no cost to individuals who cannot access and/or afford dental care. This event is completely volunteer driven and is possible because of the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers.


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.


McGee Park San Juan County Fairground
Farmington, NM

September 23 & 24, 2022


Schedule an appointment today! 

There is no charge for treatment received.

Patient Appointment


Walk-ins available at the door.


Patient Information



San Juan County McGee Park Convention Center
41 Rd 5568, Farmington, NM 87401 (map)


The clinic doors open at 5:15 am on September 23rd & 24th.

Arrive 30 min prior to your appointment time.

Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until clinic capacity is reached.


From US HWY 64 go south on county road 5568 and follow the signs for patient parking at the convention center. Patient parking will be on the east side of the convention center.


Friday, September 23, 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022


Adults and children who do not have access to dental care.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

NO ONE should wait until our NM MOM event to seek critical dental or medical attention, as this could lead to serious health consequences.



Dental volunteers can provide basic care such as fillings, extractions, and cleanings. Limited lab work and limited root canal therapy will be offered if volunteers are available to provide the services.  Due to the volume of expected patients and time constraints, we may not be able to take care of all of your dental needs but will do our best to get you out of pain.  A dentist will perform a triage to determine which procedure(s) would most benefit each patient.

NM MOM volunteers cannot treat patients with some specific medically compromising conditions, such as extremely high blood pressure. All potential NM MOM patients will receive oral health education and a medical screening before any treatment is performed.

Vision screenings, and basic medical care and consultations will be available at the event.

Patients requiring extractions and other services will receive instructions, along with a phone number, should a patient experience complication in the days immediately following NM MOM.  Patients will be referred to a dentist who has agreed to see NM MOM patients for emergency follow-up care.


NO ONE should wait until our NM MOM event to seek critical dental or medical attention, as this could lead to serious health consequences.

Most patients are suffering and in pain, so we do not take anyone out of turn.


No identification required; however, you will be required to register as a patient.   Demographic information collected will be used in aggregate so that we have statistics about who we serve.  

Patients will be required to complete and sign a waiver.


The line to enter the clinic will be outside so dress appropriately for weather conditions.

Food and drinks will not be provided.

You will wait your turn to enter the clinic, and then wait to see the dentists and/or dental hygienists so bring phone, reading, crossword puzzles, or other items to fill your time.

You will only be allowed to bring one small personal item (purse or backpack) into the clinic.

Pets are not allowed.


Free childcare will be provided for all patients receiving care.  Drinks and snacks will be provided for the children.


Yes, translators will be available in both Spanish and other languages as volunteers are available.


Patient Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect at NM MOM?

Once capacity has been reached, the clinic doors will be closed to walk-in appointments, and a sign will be placed outside as notification to others.

Once inside, all potential patients will receive oral health education and receive a medical screening before any treatment is performed. NM MOM volunteers cannot treat patients with some specific medically compromising conditions, such as extremely high blood pressure.

From medical triage, patients will be escorted to dental triage where a dentist will talk with them about recommended treatment. Once inside the facility, each potential patient that is healthy enough to receive treatment will receive one service at NM MOM. We, unfortunately, may not be able to take care of all of your dental needs, but will do our best to get you out of pain.  Patients who wish to have medical treatment or a consultation can make the decision during medical triage.  Medical treatment will not impact dental treatment but may increase your over all time in the clinic.

After dental triage, patients will be taken to routing, where the patient will be given a numbered card(s) that tells the patient their place in line for the appropriate treatment area.

Once patients have received treatment, they will be escorted, as appropriate, to a post-op area where a dentist will explain proper post-treatment care and answer any questions. From there, all patients will be taken to data entry and patient exit.

Patients must maintain their place in line and cannot be gone for a long period of time for any reason. They will be escorted, as necessary, by a volunteer for restroom and smoking breaks.

How long should I expect to wait in line?

Once the total numbers of patients we can see each day have been registered, no additional patients can be seen. If you are a walk-in, please be prepared to wait in line for several hours.

We are taking appointments, but walk-ins are welcome.

How long should I expect to be in the clinic?

Patients seeking treatment at NM MOM should be prepared to spend several hours at the event. If you are not available when your number is called for treatment, we will move on to the next patient.

I'm not from New Mexico. Can I still receive services at NM MOM?

Yes.  We will help as many people each day as we can until we reach capacity with no questions asked.

Who is paying for all of this free dental care?

NM MOM is entirely volunteer run and sponsor/donation based. We have received very generous contributions from our NM MOM partners that allow us to bring in the equipment and supplies necessary for the clinic. Everyone working at the clinic is volunteering their time and talents. The services are absolutely free to patients.










Brycon Corporation

The Cates Team at RBC Wealth Management

Citizen's Bank

City of Farmington

Dr. James Cole

Colten Whaledent

Convention Services of the Southwest, Inc.

Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dr. Lisa Gangarosa

GC America

Sally Ann Little

Merrion Family Foundation

Northwest District Dental Society

Kent & Linda Paul

Process Equipment & Service Co., Inc.

San Juan County Event Center


Chuck and Shireen Shackelford

Southwest Dental Refining, LLC

Dr. Jennifer Thompson-Burke

Trilogy MedWaste




James and Jan Archey


Clarence & Syvil Burke

Dr. Art Montoya

Procter & Gamble/Oral B

Steven and Janet Schwarz

Sunstar America

Synergy Operating LLC

Joyce Thompson



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