KMOM Day Two is Underway
Mar01

KMOM Day Two is Underway

  Patients and volunteers arrived at the Western State Bank Expo Center in icy conditions today, but the clinic did began as scheduled.  An estimated 550 patients entered the clinic this morning along with 400 volunteers who will provide dental care and support the clinic operations. “We did have some providers that had to leave early so they could get home safely ahead of the storm,” said Dr. Sean McReynolds of...

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KMOM Reaches Capacity for Saturday
Mar01

KMOM Reaches Capacity for Saturday

The Kansas Mission of Mercy clinic has reached its capacity for the day and is closed.  If you were not able to receive treatment this year, we would encourage you to visit the Kansas Association for  the Medically Underserved.  The organization is a network of community health clinics across the state. The 2015 clinic will take place in Salina on February 13-14th.

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KMOM’s First Day Provides $518,660 in Free Dental Care
Feb28

KMOM’s First Day Provides $518,660 in Free Dental Care

Story by Megan Foreman Photos by Byrle Gross The  first patient at the Kansas Mission of Mercy clinic in Dodge City arrived at 4 p.m. on Thursday. By 10:00 p.m., 50 people were standing in line outside the Western State Bank Expo Center. At 10:30 p.m., patients were allowed into an indoor area, separate from the clinic.  A woman who identified herself as Lori, who has been to several KMOM projects said, “I know we have to get here by...

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KMOM’s First Patient Arrives Early
Feb28

KMOM’s First Patient Arrives Early

    Photo by Byrle Gross Darci Burkes of Coldwater, KS, met her two friends in nearby Protection and caravanned north to the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City.  When they arrived at 4:00 PM on Thursday, they started the line that would continue to grow throughout the night. “I think it’s awesome they do this for people who cannot afford dental care,” said Burkes.  “Something like this means...

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Dodge City Welcomes Volunteers, Raises Record Funds for Project
Feb28

Dodge City Welcomes Volunteers, Raises Record Funds for Project

by Megan Foreman Photos by Byrle Gross KMOM volunteers received a Dodge City welcome and bar-b-que dinner on Thursday at the Knights of Columbus. By 5 p.m., set up at the Western State Bank Expo Center was nearly complete and the first patients were already in line. About 200 volunteer dentists, hygienists and patient escorts enjoyed a hot meal and heard from Dodge City’s many legendary characters. Mayor E. Kent Smoll responded to...

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KMOM Setup Nearly Completed
Feb27

KMOM Setup Nearly Completed

Setup for the Kansas Mission of Mercy began promptly this morning at 8:00 AM when a group of volunteers arrived at the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City to begin setting up the 2014 Kansas Mission of Mercy clinic. More than a thousand folding chairs and tables were already in place when volunteers arrived, speeding up the clinic floor setup by a few hours. By 1:30, the finishing touches were already being put in place. The...

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