FAQs - Students

For more information, please refer to FAQ All Volunteers.

How do I register to volunteer?

Volunteer registration is OPEN!  Please click the orange "Register to Volunteer" button below.

We will need many dental, medical and community volunteers to help make FLA-MOM
successful for those searching for dental care.

Where do I stay?

FLA-MOM has arranged for a discounted room block at the Hyatt Place Lakeland Center, 525 West Orange Street, Lakeland, FL 33815 The cost per night is $209.00. Please see the link below to make your reservation:

Below is an interactive map of surrounding hotels for your convenience.

Can dental or hygiene students treat patients?

FLA-MOM has many wonderful learning opportunities for students. We encourage all students to volunteer in positions where they can interact with patients, such as Patient Education, exit interviews, escorting patients, or assisting in dental, hygiene, or sterilization departments.

Can I receive CE credit for volunteering at the FLA-MOM?

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 tpro 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.