KMOM Topeka Logo 2016

Topeka Announced as Location of KMOM 2016

KMOM Topeka Logo 2016

It was announced on Saturday, February 14 that Topeka would be the location of the next Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) free dental project.

KMOM Topeka will be held at the Kansas Expocentre on January 29-30, 2016.

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For Immediate Release – Kansas Mission of Mercy Provides $1.2 Million In Care

— A free two-day dental clinic in Salina served about 1,400 people.

The Salina Journal reports that volunteers gathered Saturday night to celebrate completion of the 14th Kansas Mission of Mercy free dental clinic at the Salina Bicentennial Center.

With $120,000 in donations, volunteers performed $1.2 million in dental work.

A dozen local dentists organized the event, and 133 dentists participated. There also were 103 dental hygienists, 187 dental assistants and 676 volunteers involved.

Dr. Cindy Reed, a Salina orthodontist, says the dental workers extracted 3,118 teeth, did 1,466 fillings and treated 171 children. She says that while some patients were turned away Friday, all patients were seen Saturday.

Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal,

Dr Fales and Staff ADCF Volunteer of the Year Award

Dr. John Fales and Team Honored with ADCF Volunteer of the Year Award

Dr Fales and Staff ADCF Volunteer of the Year Award

Dr. John Fales and his team were honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award from the America’s Dentists Care Foundation (ADCF) on Friday, February 13.

ADCF’s Executive Director, Bill Blasing, presented the award at the KMOM Salina volunteer dinner that evening.

Dr. John Fales is a pediatric dentist who practices in Olathe, KS. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology from the University of Kansas in 1978. He then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1982. He completed a residency in pediatric dentistry in 1991 at the Children’s Mercy Hospital and the UMKC School of Dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri. Also in 1991, Dr. Fales earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology from UMKC School of Dentistry.

Dr. Fales has presented numerous lectures to pre-school and public school students, as well as to parents, teachers and community organizations. He has presented seminars to dental professionals regarding laser dentistry.

He gives back to the community by volunteering with the Donated Dental Services, Johnson County Health Partnership, UMKC/Olathe Schools Miles of Smiles, Olathe Schools Community Care Program, Project Ready Smile, Pet Partners/Delta Society, Kiwanis International, Boy Scouts of America and the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation.

Dr. Fales currently serves as the Vice-President of the Kansas Dental Association, as well as the Chairman of the KDA’s Council on Children’s Dental Health. He is also the current President of the Kansas Association of Pediatric Dentists. He is a member of the Advocacy Team for the American Academy of Pediataric Dentistry and is on the Boards of Directors for Oral Health Kansas and America’s Dentists Care Foundation, where he serves as Vice President.