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

The Foundation facilitates free dental clinics 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.

Volunteer registration will open approximately 100 days prior to each event. Stay up to date with announcements by continuing to check our website. Review the list of Patient Frequently Asked Questions. Call 919 234 4027 or email us with further questions.

Upcoming MOM Clinic Dates

June 23-24, 2023

Elkin Elementary School
135 Old Virginia Rd, Elkin, NC 28621

November 3-4, 2023
First Baptist Church Activities Center
1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403

Low-Cost Dental Care Opportunities

Wake Early College of Health and Sciences

Availability of services depends on the number of Dental Hygiene students in the program in a given semester, and clinic hours change according to student schedules. Treatment is by appointment only.

Medicaid Dental Providers
If you are currently enrolled in Medicaid, dental coverage is included.  Search for dentists near you. Always call the dentist to confirm he or she is still accepting Medicaid.

Find Your Local Safety Net Dental Clinic
Be sure to ask these organizations if they know of other opportunities in your area. They will know this information before we do.

Local Start Dental
Restoring smiles and confidence for underserved neighbors while advancing the clinical skills of dental professionals.

ECU School of Dental Medicine 

Identify the location closest to you and contact that office directly to see how they can help.

UNC School of Dentistry
Requires you to fill out an online application in order to see if you qualify for treatment.

UNC’s Oral Health Program is accepting new patients. If you or someone you know is pregnant and hasn’t seen a dentist, inquire about the program via email or phone (919) 537-3997.

Dentistry from the Heart

Free Dentistry Day

Dental Lifeline Network

The Dental Lifeline Network is an organization that helps disabled individuals, the elderly, and medically fragile persons and have no other access to dental care. Applicants must not be able to afford dental care.  Applicants must be permanently disabled, elderly, or medically fragile.  Accepting applications for military veterans and/or people who cannot receive essential medical treatment due to their dental condition, e.g., a kidney transplant.  Applications are being accepted in Guilford County. Call 1-877-650-9001 for more information.

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF) Give Back a Smile (GBAS)

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF) Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program heals some of the most devastating effects of domestic and sexual violence by restoring the smiles of adult women and men who have suffered dental injuries from a former intimate partner/spouse, family member, or due to sexual assault. Call 1-800-773-4227 for more information.


North Carolina Baptist Men Dental Bus Ministry
Call 1-800-395-5102 ext. 5603 for more information.

Charitable Smiles

Non-profit that helps people who cannot afford dental care obtain treatment. Call (317) 912-0169 for more information.

East Carolina University Dental Community Service Learning Centers

Locations in Ahoskie, Bolivia, Elizabeth City, Lillington, Lumberton, Spruce Pine, Sylva, and Thomasville.  The East Carolina School of Dental Medicine in Greenville also provides dental care.


Amtrak Thruway Service provides transportation to Greenville via Wilson. Greyhound provides transportation to Ahoskie, Elizabeth City, Greenville, and Lumberton. Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) provides transportation to Thomasville. Southeastern Stages provides transportation to Lumberton.

The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)


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.

Annual Golf


Join the dental community, legislators, and business leaders on August 10 – 11, 2023 for the annual NC Dental Society Foundation Golf Challenge at Pinehurst Resort.

  • Thursday, August 10
    7pm – 9pm, Welcome Party
    Carolina Hotel Porch
  • Friday, August 11
    7:30am: Player Check-in
    Pinehurst Resort Clubhouse
  • Friday, August 11
    8:30am: Shotgun Start
    Course No. 5
  • Friday, August 11
    12:30pm: Awards Lunch
    Pinehurst Resort Clubhouse

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

Net proceeds from this event are used to further the Missions of Mercy clinic program and the Foundation’s charitable work.


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 this section as new FUNdraisers are in the pipeline.

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.

Information for upcoming webinars will be available soon.

You must be an NCDS member to register for webinars.