In the Community of Albuquerque
The OMSA doctors and staff have continually supported and participated in local service projects:
- Donated Dental Services (DDS) is a program of the NMDA’s charitable arm , the New Mexico Dental Association Foundation. It provides free, comprehensive dental treatment to New Mexico’s most vulnerable people who meet the programs requirements of having a permanent disability or who are age 60 or over. These are people who cannot afford necessary treatment and cannot obtain treatment through other means.
- Albuquerque deputy sheriffs cops for kids program. Local at risk kids enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping, food, and friendly competition with Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies.
- Smile fest The purpose of this event is to provide children born with clefts and other craniofacial deformities and their families with the support and companionship needed to help them cope with feeding difficulties, surgeries and self esteem issues and to help them build lifelong friendships with other children who have faced similar challenges. It is important that each of these children and their families know that they are special and that their smile has a story to tell. The event is being organized by Krista Sullivan RN. Krista is a pediatric nurse at Presbyterian Hospital whose son, Cody, was born with a cleft lip and palate. Krista understands what it is like for a mother to go through all the complicated emotions and surgeries.
- The New Mexico Mission of Mercy is the states largest charity event, providing first come, first served free dentistry to thousands of New Mexicans. The program is a joint effort between the NMDA and it’s charitable arm, the New Mexico Dental Association Foundation.