Patient Info

Patient Information

If you are reading this now, it is likely that you, a loved one, or friend may be in need of free dental care. The Mid-South Mission of Mercy is here to help! Please read all of the following information to help you have the best experience possible.

The next Mid-South Mission of Mercy will take place January 22nd and 23rd, 2021 at Bellevue Baptist Church.

*Doors Open at 6:00 AM Friday and Saturday, but early arrival is suggested*

  • No eligibility or income requirements
  • No appointments or registration necessary – first come, first served
  • Services include: Cleanings, Fillings and Extractions (One procedure per patient per day)
  • Open to children (Ages 2 to 17) and adults


  1. Unfortunately, we cannot treat expecting mothers.
  2. If you bring children with you, we recommend that two adults be present. While one adult is being treated, the other adult guardian must watch their child. If the child is being treated, an adult guardian must be present.
  3. Each patient will be eligible for only one of the following dental procedures per day: extractions, fillings, OR a cleaning. You can return the second day for an additional dental procedure.
  4. We cannot guarantee that all patients will be eligable to receive additional treatment/procedures beyond what is listed above. Each patient receives a diagnostic exam by one of our dentists to determine the best course of treatment that can be provided at our clinic - keeping in mind the time and resources available.

Patient FAQs

Q: Is there anything that would disqualify me from treatment?
A: Each patient will undergo a simple medical exam at the start of your MidMOM experience. Some things that could prevent you from being treated include: having a fever at the time of treatment, uncontrollable, abnormally high blood pressure, or excessive bleeding in the past.

Q: How early should I arrive at MidMOM?
A: The doors will open at 6 AM. However, people usually begin lining up much earlier. Please keep the following in mind:

  • Patients will not be allowed in the clinic earlier than 6AM. No exceptions.
  • Collapsible chairs and blankets are allowed, but you will not have a chance to return them to your car and will need to carry them with you throughout the day.
  • Tents are not allowed. 

Q: Do I need insurance/payment?
A: No. This is completely free thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and sponsors.

Q: If I am under 18, do I need a parent or guardian present?
A: Yes. All children must be accompanied by a legal guardian until all treatment is complete. If a guardian needs treatment for themselves, there must be an additional adult present with his/her children while the guardian is being treated. The guardian cannot be treated the same day as their children unless there is another adult to watch the children.

Q: My entire family needs to be seen. Is that possible?
A: Yes, however, a guardian must be with children under the age of 18 at all times. This means that while one adult is receiving treatment, anther adult will need to stay with the children. We unfortunately cannot treat adults who have children with them and no other adult.

Q: Will there be translators?
A: Spanish translators will be available.

Q: Is there a limit as to how much treatment I can receive?
A: Due to limited supplies, time and volunteers, we are limited to the amount of treatment we can provide each individual. Our first priority will be to treat your critical dental needs.

Q: What should I bring to MidMOM?
A: You should bring a list of your current medications, baby supplies for a full day and possibly book/magazines for while you are waiting. Bring these items with you in line; do not leave them in your car. Once you enter the building, you cannot go outside without losing your place in line.

Q: Where else can I receive dental care throughout the year?
Please see the list below or visit this website for more information on local, year-round dental clinics that provide treatment for free or at reduced cost. Our goal is to connect patients with providers in order for patients to seek and receive dental care throughout the year.

Affordable Dentures
(901) 320 -9301
3481 Poplar Memphis, TN 38111
*open year-round, appointment required
Christ Community Health Services
Broad Avenue: (901) 701-2720
Frayser: (901) 701-2740
Hickory Hill: (901) 701-2730
Third Street: (901) 701-2710
*open year-round, appointment required
Christian Mobile Dental Clinic
(901) 347-5546
Moves around to different zip codes
Church Health Center
(901) 272-0003
1350 Concourse Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
*open year-round, appointment required
Concord Career College
(901) 202-7660
5100 Poplar (Clark Tower), Ste 150, Memphis, TN 38138
*open year-round, appointment required
Tri State Community Health Center
(901) 572-1573
4041 Knight Arnold Rd, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38118
*open year-round, appointment required
MidSouth Dental Center
(901) 346-2514
1707 Bender Road, Memphis, TN 38116
*open year-round, appointment required
University of Tennessee
(901) 448-6468
875 Union Avenue, Dunn Bldg, Memphis, TN 38163
*open year-round, appointment required