The FDA Foundation launched its signature philanthropic program in 2014, the Florida Mission of Mercy (FLA-MOM). FLA-MOM is a large-scale, two-day, professional dental clinic that provides care to any patient at no cost to them, with the goal of serving the underserved and uninsured in Florida — those who would otherwise go without care. With a goal of treating 2,000 patients, FLA-MOM seeks to have a positive impact on Central Florida by relieving pain and infection, restoring dignity and creating smiles.
- PROVIDE access to dental care for 2,000+ people of all ages at no cost to them, while placing a high priority on patients suffering from dental infections or pain.
- EDUCATE patients and family members in attendance about the importance of obtaining and maintaining optimal oral health.
- RAISE AWARENESS of the increasing difficulty low-income Floridians face in accessing critical dental care.
- CHALLENGE patients, policymakers and dental professionals to work together to improve the oral health of those who have been promised care by the state.
The local FLA-MOM committee, the FDA Foundation Board of Directors, and staff work in concert with the America’s Dentists Care Foundation to conduct FLA-MOM events.
Local FLA-MOM Leadership
Dr. Dan Gesek
2019 Chair, Florida Mission of Mercy