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Dental/Medical Volunteer Information


Volunteer Registration

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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.

Registration Opens:
July 30, 2024

RI MOM Location:
Providence Community Health Center Dental Clinic
335R Prairie Avenue
Providence, RI 02905

RIMOM 2023 Discounted Lodging

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Warwick-Providence
    901 Jefferson Blvd
    Warwick, RI 02886

    Click below to make online reservation:
    Mission of Mercy online reservation

    Call the hotel directly 401-736-5000
    Use reference group code MHM

    Reduced rate ends on 8/29/23
  • Hampton Inn Seekonk
    1030 Fall River Ave
    Seekonk, MA 02771

    Click below to make online reservation:
    Select "Special Rates" "Group Code" Enter code MIS then click "Check Rooms and Rates"
    This code and your rate expire on August 31, 2023

What to Expect:
RI MOM expects to treat up to 500 patients at the 2 day clinic. The PCHC clinic has 22 dental chairs, lights and units, digital radiography. In addition, several portable dental chairs and units will be available. The facility will be divided into the following areas:

    Medical Screening
    Dental Screening
    Local Anesthesia

    Oral Surgery





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

I have a limited license; can I volunteer at RIMOM?
Unfortunately, only fully licensed dentists can volunteer at RIMOM.

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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