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2013 WDA Mission of Mercy Madison Family Dental

2013 WDA Mission Of Mercy Madison Family Dental

Madison Family Dental donates time and talent at the 5th Annual Mission of Mercy

This past weekend the 5th annual Mission of Mercy free dental clinic was put on by the Wisconsin Dental Association and the WDA Foundation at the Badger High School in Lake Geneva Wisconsin.  This year’s event involved more than 1200 volunteers including 228 dentists, hundreds of dental assistants, nurses, doctors, lab technicians, dental students, translators and ambassadors,  The event was projected to provide more 2000 patient visits and over $1,000,000 in dental treatment.  At least 55 organizations and people provided financial support and donations to cover the cost of hosting the event.

In just two days the Mission of Mercy included

  • 1,224 volunteers, including 228 WDA dentists
  • 2,072 patient visits
  • $1.18 million in donated care
  • 719 cleanings
  • 1,450 fillings
  • 1,846 extractions
  • 32 root canals
  • 100 partial dentures

Madison Family Dental was proud to participate in our second Mission of Mercy event and to send a team including Dr. Lori Veerman, Dental assistants Valerie Benham and Djoser Ramsey, Dental Hygienists Robin Koch, Bessie Benway and Lisa Gundlach.

Erica at checkin table

Erica at her post at the event.

In addition, Lisa Gundlachs daughter, who is an intern with Special Olympics Wisconsin, was there to serve as a coordinator for the athletes who were there receiving care.

Robin Koch who was working with the Special Olympic athletes providing teeth cleaning remarked “what a great opportunity it was to get to know these special athletes who had come from all over the state to get dental care.”

The Madison Family Dental team cared for over 60 patients at the 2 day event. The team worked Friday afternoon and then began seeing patients at the very early hour of 5:30am on Saturday morning and then worked all day.

” It was two long days but the smiles on the patients faces after receiving much needed dental care made it very rewarding.” Valerie added.

Bessie who joined the team for her first Mission of Mercy was amazed by the event.

“The time, effort and coordination to build a temporary dental clinic to serve 2000 patients over a weekend was incredible. It was such a great experience for me.” -Bessie


Dr. Lori Veerman and Valerie doing a dental restorative procedure on a patient

Dr. Lori Veerman and Valerie doing a dental restorative procedure on a patient

Madison Family Dental WDA volunteers

Dr. Lori Veerman, Robin, Valerie, Erica Gundlach ( Daughter of Lisa Gundlach hygienist- Erica was there working as an intern for the Special Olympics so she was there to see to it that the athletes care at the event was coordinated), Lisa and Bessie

At Madison Family Dental, We Believe Passionately in Being Active Participants in Our Community.

We provide support to organizations that are the fabric of our community. Our goal is to make the Madison area a better place to live.

We continue to build up our community and I’m humbled to see the employees of Madison Family Dental fully on board with our mission! -Dr. Lori Veerman

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