How to Help

 We provide several avenues to volunteer that hopefully meet your professional and personal needs. 
Your support through these programs can change lives. 

2024 NM Mission of Mercy
Volunteer Registration

Join a thousand other volunteers in helping provide underserved New Mexicans with free dental care.

Santa Fe, NM
April 26-27, 2024

Volunteer Registration opens November 2, 2023.


Volunteer Information

2024 Free Denture Clinic

Our 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.

Albuquerque, NM
March 1-2, 2024


Volunteer Registration


Donated Dental Services (DDS)

We need general dentists, specialists and labs willing to donate their skills and time to provide free, comprehensive dental treatment to New Mexico’s most vulnerable including the elderly, medically compromised and veterans.

Program Information


Dentist Sign up

Dentist Volunteers
Las Cruces Area

We are looking for dentist volunteers in the Las Cruces area to provide care to low-income New Mexicans who cannot access and/or afford care.  Several rewarding opportunities are available.


Dentist Signup


Oral Health Bag Distribution

To increase oral literacy in New Mexico we will be partnering with schools and counties to provide low-income families with oral health education materials and hygiene supplies.  Volunteer to stuff bags to help our community.


Sign up

NM Smiles - In Office Dental Day

We are looking for dentist offices that would like to participate in the NM Smiles – In Office Dental Day program and serve low-income New Mexicans in your area providing basic dental care in 1 to 2 appointments.


Dentist Sign up

2024 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Children’s Dental Screening & Education

We are looking for volunteers to provide dental screenings for children 1-15 years old at the 4th Annual Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID)/Gathering of Nations.

Expo New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

April 26-27, 2024

Volunteer Registration

(Coming soon)

Emerging Leaders

Providing mentoring, leadership, training, volunteer, and clinical observation opportunities to help grow professional support networks for future dental professionals.


More information


Give Kids A Smile

We are looking for dentist offices that would like to participate in the Give Kids A Smile program and serve underprivileged kids in your area.


Dentist Sign up

Oral Health Education

Providing an opportunity for New Mexicans to grow in their understanding of oral health.


Signup to provide oral health education

Whole Health Referral

Partnering with organizations to provide resources and education for other health issues.


Signup as a referral agency

General Interest

We occasionally need community volunteers to help throughout the year for a variety of events.  Let us know your interest and any professional skills you would like to share.


Sign up


Volunteer Videos

Some of our volunteers in action.

Remote Area Medical Clinic

Donated Dental Services


New Mexico Foundation for Dental Health, Education & Research (dba. NM Dental Association Foundation)

PO Box 16854

Albuquerque, NM  87191

Office: (505) 298-7206

Fax: (505) 554-3836


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