About the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation / Kansas Mission of Mercy
The Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) was created in 2003 through the leadership and commitment of the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation (KDCF) and the Kansas Dental Association to provide care to Kansans in need.
KMOM is a two-day free dental clinic hosted once a year in different areas of the state. To date, KMOM has provided more than $17 million in dental care to 29,000 patients, thanks to the generous contributions of Kansas dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and general volunteers.
About the Bruce Bergstrom Award
The cooperation and participation of the dentists and dental community are key to the success of KMOM; however, KMOM also relies on many non-dentist general volunteers, who generously give their time and commitment to fulfill its dental mission.
These general volunteers are interwoven into the very fabric of what makes the loving spirit of KMOM so overwhelming.
Each year, KDCF honors one outstanding KMOM general volunteer with the Bruce Bergstrom Award for outstanding service. The 2019 award recipient is Casey Byrnes.
About Casey Byrnes
Casey began volunteering for KMOM in 2003, assisting with supplies at the Kansas City, KS project. At the time, Casey worked for Goetze Dental. Since then, he has become the central supply lead and has never missed a KMOM event.
Casey is now retired from Goetze Dental, and after 17 years of service to KMOM, he is passing the torch to a new central supply lead, Brent Kaylor.
KDCF thanks Casey for his compassion, helpfulness, and service to KDCF and KMOM.