NC Dental Society Foundation’s Missions of Mercy (MOM) Clinics

The Foundation facilitates portable free dental clinics conducted over a two-day period for adults from underserved households. Clinics are staffed by volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians, health professionals and general community volunteers from the host city and across the state. Patients are treated on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6:00 am each day. Upon arrival, patients receive a health screening, x-rays and an examination by a licensed dentist. Then, the patient and dentist will discuss the recommended treatment plan. Offered dental procedures may include cleanings, fillings, teeth pulling or partial dentures for front teeth.

Upcoming MOM Clinic Dates

  • April 21- 22, 2023
    Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church
    1276 Grandview Dr, Sparta, NC 28675.

Volunteer registration will open approximately 100 days prior to each event. Stay up to date with announcements on Review the list of Patient Frequently Asked Questions Questions? Call 919-234-4037

Annual Golf Challenge

The dental community, legislators, and business leaders joined together on August 11 – 12, 2022 for the annual NC Dental Society Foundation Golf Challenge at Pinehurst Resort. Net proceeds from this event are used to further the Missions of Mercy clinic program and the Foundation’s charitable work.

Thursday, August 11, 2022
3 pm: Pinehurst Hotel check-in
7 pm: Pre-Tournament Reception & Putting Contest (Porch of Carolina Hotel)

Friday, August 12, 2022
6:30 – 8am: Breakfast (included if staying in hotel)
7:30am: Player check-in begins at Clubhouse (Coffee cart available)
8:30 am: Shotgun start – (beverage & snack cart included)
12:30 pm: Awards Lunch


Event sponsorships are now open. We have many sponsorship levels ranging from a Hole Sponsor for $500 to Tournament Co-Sponsor for $5,000. The registration fee includes all golf fees, Pre-Tournament Reception Thursday evening, beverage & snack cart on Friday, all golf contests, a player’s gift bag and Friday lunch.

The NCDS Foundation has reserved a block of rooms at the Pinehurst Resort. Please call 1-855-235-8507 for a discounted rate. Online reservations are not available.  For more information on Pinehurst Resorts visit

NC Dental Society Foundation FUNdraiser

Enjoy catching up with friends over appetizers and a complimentary drink at our upcoming FUNdraisers!  There’s no charge to attend, but donations are encouraged and will be accepted by check or credit card.

we will update section as new fundraisers are in the pipeline.

Give Kids A Smile® (GKAS)

On the first Friday in February, as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, thousands of dentists will take ​time from their practices to ​help underserved children get the oral health care they need.

Last year, our North Carolina dental community hosted nearly 100 events/clinics from the mountains to the coast. Can we count on you to host an event this year? Sign up today or contact Tiffany Handy with questions.

Dental Community Support Webinars

To support dental professionals, the Foundation partners with experts to host educational webinars on a variety of topics related to overall wellness and well-being. Note: You must be an NCDS member to register for webinars.

Upcoming Webinars:

Information for upcoming webinars will be available soon.

Past Webinars:

To access the recording of a webinar, click on its title.

Healthy Options for Reducing Burnout in Dentistry

    • Presenter(s): Dr. Bill Claytor, Jr., DDS, MAGD; Ms. Jane Walter, M.Ed., LPC
    • Overview: What is burnout? How do you know what it does and doesn’t look like? In this presentation, Dr. Claytor and Dr. Walter walk through defining burnout, identifying it in your practice, and, most importantly, finding ways to deal with it after it has been identified.
    • To download the PowerPoint Slides and other resources for this webinar, click here.