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  • 1. Barbara Rollins Director of Logistics, MOM VDA Foundation
  • 2. The MOM Experience 4 Million Virginians Do Not Have Dental Insurance
  • 3. Lonesome Pine Airport Wise,VA July 2000
  • 4. Wise County Fairgrounds
  • 5. MOM PROJECTS DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE STATE Frederick Piedmont Regional (1) Clarke Winchester City Northern VA (9) Loudoun Falls Church City Arlington Warren Shenandoah Fairfax City Manassas Park City Goochland (1) Fauquier Rappahannock Page Rockingham Alexandria City Fairfax Manassas City Prince William Culpeper Madison Highland Harrisonburg City Stafford Fredericksburg City Greene Augusta Roanoke (3) Eastern Shore (9) King George Orange Staunton City Spotsylvania Westmoreland Charlottesville City Bath Waynesboro City Caroline Rockbridge Grundy (7) Albemarle Alleghany Clifton Forge City Louisa Northumberland Fluvanna Nelson Lexington City Covington City Essex Richmond Hanover King And Queen Goochland Lancaster Buena Vista City Accomack King William Middlesex Amherst Buckingham Botetourt Cumberland Henrico Richmond City Powhatan Craig Salem City Giles Buchanan Bedford City Roanoke City Lynchburg City Bedford Tazewell Dickenson Montgomery Roanoke Prince Edward Campbell Russell Scott Wythe Prince George Surry Floyd Sussex Halifax Carroll Henry Patrick Grayson Brunswick Mecklenburg Danville City Newport News City Hampton City Isle Of Wight Southampton Emporia City South Boston City Galax City Poquoson City Lunenburg Pittsylvania Washington Bristol City Petersburg City Dinwiddie Charlotte Smyth Lee Williamsburg City York Radford City Franklin Norton City Northampton Colonial Heights City Hopewell City Nottoway Pulaski Mathews Gloucester James City Charles City Amelia Bland Wise New Kent Chesterfield Appomattox Greensville Martinsville City Norfolk City Portsmouth City Suffolk City Chesapeake City Virginia Beach City Franklin City Martinsville (1) Emporia (2) Wise (11) Petersburg (2) Norfolk (1) Middle Peninsula (2) Average cost of a MOM project: $50,000
  • 6. The MOM Experience 70 MOM Projects 52,000 Patients seen $32 million in Dental services Provided by 19,000+ volunteers Used as a model for 26 states It is not about the care… but the “caring.”
  • 7. The MOM Experience Services provided: Preventive and educational Restorative Prosthodontics (partials, dentures) Oral Surgery Endodontics Pediatrics Digital radiography Intangibles… the human touch
  • 8. Why MOM? To provide dental care to those who have “nowhere else to turn.”
  • 10. GETTING STARTED Must Haves ~  Engaged and responsible planning committee  Support of at least one local dentist (hopefully many…)  Fundraising mechanism  Suitable location
  • 11. PLANNING COMMITTEE  Group responsible for entire MOM project  Local dentist  Allow 7-12 months for planning  Workgroup chairs
  • 12. LOCAL DENTIST  Meet with local VDA Component  Local Component source of potential volunteers  Component dentists source of financial contributions
  • 13. FUNDRAISING MOM projects cost money $$$ Event space Equipment rental Supplies Marketing materials Printing Food, transportation, lodging costs for VCU dental students Volunteers
  • 14. SITE LOCATION  Minimum 10,000 sq. ft.  Waiting area  Large main clinic area  Water and Electricity  Sufficient parking
  • 15. POSSIBLE VENUES      High school gymnasiums Civic or conference centers Catering halls Indoor sport facilities Airport hangers
  • 16. ROLE OF THE VDA FOUNDATION  Facilitate participation of:  Provide : o o Overall guidance o  VCU School of Dentistry Dental professionals o Portable equipment Assist with event layout o Dental supplies (at cost)
  • 17. Approach the VDAF when…  Community support $20,000 pledged   Site location
  • 18. The MOM Experience Paying it forward…… “I am a rising junior in the school of dentistry at VCU, and if everyday of my dental life is at least half as rewarding as one day of service in Wise County, I will be a very blessed person. I praise the VDA…” Griffin Cross VCU School of Dentistry
  • 19. Creating smiles . . .
  • 20. Changing lives…
  • 21. The MOM Experience