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A typical day for RI MOM patients

Although it is our goal to be efficient with service delivery, please be prepared to spend the majority of your day with us. We understand that it is a long time to wait and our only request is for your patience. Ultimately we hope to serve as many patients as possible within the two-day period.




The normal process that a patient goes through for care is as follows:

  • Patient arrival (please come early: first come, first served)
  • Patient registration
  • Medical Triage (health history review)
  • Dental Triage (dental screening to determine treatment)
  • Move to assigned waiting room
  • X-rays if needed
  • Dental treatment
  • Patient checkout




We will provide breakfast, lunch & snacks for patients at no cost.





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The RI Mission of Mercy (RI MOM) is a two-day dental clinic where treatment is provided at no cost for individuals who are uninsured, underinsured or anyone who cannot other 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:

When is the RI MOM?
Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015
Doors open at 6:00 a.m.
Patients are seen on first-come, first-served basis,
so please arrive early.

Where is the RI MOM?
Community College of Rhode Island Flanagan Campus
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865

Who should come to RI MOM?
You can be a RI MOM patient if:

  • You do not have enough money to pay for dental care.
  • You do not have a regular dentist.
  • Personal identification/documentation NOT required.
  • *Children under 18 years old MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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 RI MOM include:

  • Cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants
  • X-Rays
  • Oral Health Instructions
  • Fillings
  • Root canal treatment on front teeth only
  • Tooth extractions
  • Small denture repairs
  • A limited number of partial dentures to replace missing front teeth

PLEASE NOTE: All denture services are on Saturday only. You will receive an appointment for fitting on Sunday. Please be prepared to be at the clinic both days.

RI MOM will NOT provide these services:

  • Root canals on back (molar) teeth
  • Extractions of impacted wisdom teeth
  • Full dentures
  • Caps (crowns)
  • Tooth whitening

Due to the numbers of patients seen at RI MOM, 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 RI MOM. 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.

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The RIMOM is two-day FREE dental clinic is the signature event of the Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation.
This clinic provides free dental care to the uninsured, underinsured and anyone who otherwise has difficulty
accessing dental care. Services are provided by licensed dental professional volunteers and include cleanings,
fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, x-rays, tooth extractions, root canal treatment on front teeth only,
oral health instructions, small denture repairs, and a limited number of partial dentures to replace missing front teeth.

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