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Dental/Medical Volunteer Information


Dental/Medical Volunteer Registration



Out of State Professionals

Out of state dentist and hygienists are welcome to join us!

The RI Board of Examiners in Dentistry will issue volunteer dental/dental hygiene License that allows an out-of-state dentist/dental hygienist to provide dental or dental hygiene services at the RI Mission of Mercy without obtaining a full Rhode Island license.

Click here for forms to complete for out of state volunteers.


Volunteering at the RI Mission of Mercy project provides a sense of commitment and service with ourselves, our communities and our state. It is a soul satisfying experience because it comes from the goodness of your own heart, with no expectation of receiving anything in return. Your service at an RI MOM event also highlights the continued problem of access to care to the citizens, legislature, and leaders of Rhode Island.

RI MOM needs you! Learn about how you can help and what to expect as a dental/medical volunteer. Continue reading to learn more about what to expect.

Event Date:
2018 TBD

Registration Opens:
2018 TBD

2018 TBD

What to Expect:
RI MOM expects to treat up to 1000 patients at the 2 day clinic. The CCRI Dental Hygiene Clinic has approximately 25 dental chairs, lights and units, digital radiography and electronic dental records. In addition, several portable dental chairs and units will be available. The facility will be divided into the following areas:

    Medical Triage

    Dental Triage
    Local Anesthesia
    Oral Surgery
    Patient Education





I'm from out of state; can I volunteer?
Absolutely! Please review the information on the right hand column of this page.

Do I need to carry Malpractice Insurance?
Most professional liability plans will cover you while at RI MOM. Please check with your carrier for verification. RI MOM has insurance in place that will cover those without their own coverage.

Is there training?
Yes. All Dental/Medical volunteers will receive a link to a PDF training informational document from your clinical area lead as well as an orientation video. You will receive this information the week of the event. It is very important you read this information prior to RIMOM. In addition, your lead will hold a brief training before the start of their shift to familiarize you with the clinic.

What to Wear:
Typical dress for dental personnel is scrubs. Otherwise, dress is casual -- whatever is most comfortable for you. Remember to wear closed-toed shoes and long pants! All dental volunteers will be given an RI MOM scrub top, and are required to wear it during the clinic.

What to Bring:
(loupes/lights if desired).  Gloves, masks and disposable gowns will be provided.

A volunteer lounge is available for breaks. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided at no cost to our volunteers. No food is allowed in the dental clinic.

Personal Belongings:
There are no secure areas for your personal belongings. We suggest locking them in your car.

In past years personal instruments were encouraged; but due to compliance issues, we can no longer allow outside instruments and materials in the clinics.
Please note: We have vastly increased the number and type of instruments available.

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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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