Illinois Mission of Mercy
The most recent Illinois State Dental Society Foundation's Mission of Mercy was held at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield on July 20-21, 2018. This biennial event aims to serve uninsured, underinsured and low-income families in need of dental services, but there are no income eligibility requirements. Anyone can receive treatment. Dr. Chelsea Jones and her dental assistant Cindy Bucaro were just two of 260 dentist and 1,000 volunteers to attend the 2018 Mission of Mercy. During this two day event over $1M dollars worth of services were provided, including fillings, extractions, cleanings, dentures, and much more! This is an event the Dr. Jones pledges to attend whenever possible, however, due to COVID-19 this years event was postponed until 2022 to ensure the safety of the volunteers and patients. To learn more, check out the video below!