Thank You for Your Interest in Volunteering at the

2024 Florida Mission of Mercy
May 30 - June 1, 2024
Lakeland, FL

Volunteer registration is closed at this time.  Thank you to all of the 2,000 volunteers who have registered to volunteer!

We have limited volunteer shifts for prosthodontics lab techs and dentists to volunteer in pediatrics, prosthodontics and endodontics.  Please reach out to and a staff member can assist you.

Please read the following information carefully so that your registration will be accurate and complete.

  • Dentists and hygienists who wish to volunteer in a clinical capacity (i.e., providing treatment) must complete their volunteer registration by May 2, 2024 in order to verify licenses and ensure that all clinical positions are filled.
  • Dentists and hygienists must have a clear and active license in order to provide treatment services to FLA-MOM patients.
  • Out-of-state dentists must register by April 19, 2024 in order to allow time for your credentials to be reviewed. A separate survey will be sent to you.
  • General volunteer registration will stay open through the duration of the event.
  • Due to liability reasons, all volunteers must be at least 18 years old to volunteer.
  • Please use your preferred name and email address when completing the volunteer registration. All volunteer instructions regarding the 2024 FLA-MOM will be communicated via email. Each registrant must have a unique email address. Your name will appear on your name badge as you have entered it in the volunteer registration process.
  • You can choose your volunteer position from the registration categories below:
      • Dentist - must have a Florida (or out of state*) dental license in good standing.
      • Foreign-trained Dentist
      • Dental Assistant
      • Dental Hygienist - must have a Florida license in good standing. Out of state hygienists may not treat patients as a dental hygienist.
      • Dental Lab Tech
      • Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Medical Assistant - work in medical triage
      • Dental Student (D4)
      • Dental Student (D1-D3)
      • Student - Dental Hygienist Student, Dental Assistant Student, Pre-Dental Student
      • Dental Office Front End Staff - volunteers that have a great knowledge of checking patients in and out of the office. Proficient at data entry at patient registration and especially at patient exit when the patient leaves a dental department
      • Dental Rep - representatives helping to set up equipment
      • Community Volunteer - general volunteers with no dental experience
      • FLA-MOM Committee Member - current members of the 2024 FLA-MOM planning committee. These members will serve as managers of their respective departments. Past FLA-MOM committee members should not register for this position.
      • FDA Staff Member
      • Visiting Out-of-State MOM Rep
      • Visitor - City, County of State Official
    • Volunteer shifts are divided into a.m. and p.m. shifts. You may sign up for both shifts, and you may switch jobs or keep the same position. Please select a position you will be comfortable performing for six to seven hours. Hygienists may only work one hygiene shift per day.
    • Each shift has a maximum number of slots, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Since specialists are limited to practice in their specialty, we ask that general dentists consider signing up for shifts like restorative, triage, etc.
    • Shift times are firm. Every volunteer is asked to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to their scheduled shift time Friday and Saturday and must check-in at Volunteer Registration to pick up your t-shirt, lanyard and name badge and bag before volunteering. Early arrival takes into consideration parking time, attending volunteer registration, eating at our volunteer cafe prior to your shift and a general department orientation and job-specific training. Volunteers arriving on Wednesday and Thursday morning should not show up early for their shifts - these are our set up days and do not require training. If your plans change, please notify as soon as possible so we can offer the slot to another volunteer.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete. If you need to edit your registration, please refer to your confirmation email, and click the “Edit My Registration” link.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided on-site each day. Breaks may be taken as needed.
  • Please note that all volunteers will receive a volunteer certificate with their service hours. Clinical volunteers may use this volunteer certificate and self-report hours needed to appropriate agencies.
    • Credit awarded for pro bono volunteer hours is accepted at the discretion of the agency to which you report CEU’s. Per the Florida Board of Dentistry, “Dentists and dental hygienists may obtain a maximum of six (6) hours per biennium of required continuing education credit for participating in such programs. Continuing education credit shall be calculated at a ratio of 1 continuing education credit for each 1 hour of patient services provided to approved programs.” FS 64B5-12.013(8)e
    • Florida licensed attendees must self-report pro bono credit hours to CE Broker for license renewal. These credits will be reported to the category “pro bono services.”
    • CEU credit is only applicable for clinical shifts. Non-clinical volunteer shifts will not be accepted for pro bono CEU credit.
  • Please check here if you have general questions. If you need help registering or have specific questions, please send an email to