The RI Mission of Mercy (RIMOM) is a two-day dental clinic where treatment is
provided at no cost to individuals who cannot afford dental care. Treatment is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and it is expected that many individuals
will be attending this year's event, so please come early!
Please do NOT wait for the Rhode Island Mission of Mercy to seek care for
dental pain or swelling, as this could signal a serious condition. Use the links below to find low-cost dental clinics and medical assistance services:
- Low-cost Dental Clinics
- Medical Assistance Doctors, Dentists, Specialists,
Therapists, and Other Supporting Services
When is the RIMOM?
- Saturday, June 1st, 2013 and Sunday, June 2nd, 2013.
- Doors open at 6 a.m. Patients seen on first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive early.
Where is the RIMOM?
- Community College of Rhode Island Flanagan Campus
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865
Who should come to RIMOM?
- You can be a RIMOM patient if:
-- You do not have enough money to pay for dental care
-- You do not have a regular dentist
- Adults and children are welcome. Children under 18 years old MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
- Personal identification/documentation NOT required.
What to expect:
- No appointments.
- Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis.
- The number of patients seen will be limited to the clinic capacity.
- There will be a waiting line to enter the clinic. Once inside, you will meet with a medical professional and a dentist for an
initial evaluation of your dental needs.
- The dental services provided at RIMOM include cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, oral health instructions,
fillings, root canal treatments on front teeth, small denture repairs, and tooth extractions. RIMOM will NOT do root canals on
back (molar) teeth, full dentures, and extraction of impacted wisdom teeth, tooth whitening, caps (crowns), and bridges.
- Due to the numbers of patients seen at RIMOM, we will not be able to treat every dental problem you may have.
- Interpreters will be available to assist non-English speaking patients.
- Your health is very important to us. Certain medical conditions may exclude you from receiving dental treatment at the
RIMOM. Medical professionals will evaluate your health to make sure you can receive dental treatment safely.
What to bring:
- Please bring a list of all your current medications. On the day of the clinic, please be sure to take your medications according
to your prescriptions.
- Due to possible extended wait times, it is advisable to bring something to help you pass the time such as reading material,
knitting, or crossword puzzles.
- It is important to bring water, food and snacks with you!