LCC Dental Students Participate in KMOM event
February 13, 2020
Labette Community College dental assistant students participated in the Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) in Dodge City, Kansas. The Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) is free dental clinic hosted once a year in different areas of the state. To date, over 30,000 patients have been served thanks to the generous contributions of Kansas dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants.
The two day event was attended by LCC dental assistant students along with LCC dental program director, Leigh Ann Martin.
The LCC students along with many other dental professionals helped provide cleanings, fillings and extractions to both children and adults. The volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, and assistants provide services at no charge. Participants donated dental care to 822 patients with $1,022,789 in care.
The travel accommodations for the LCC students and staff were sponsored by Dr. Rob Herron, of Herron Regional Dental Center. Dr. Herron serves as the head of medical triage for the KMOM event, in which he allowed the LCC students to experience. “Our students and staff are appreciative of Dr. Herron’s generosity and support of the LCC Dental Assistant program,” said LCC Dental Program Director Leigh Ann Martin.
“Dr. Herron allowed our students to experience the medical triage aspect of the KMOM event, which we have not been a part of in the past,” said Martin. “Our students gained exposure to patient communication, integrative care, oral health care and networking opportunities.”
The Labette Community College dental assistant program is a nine month program, located in the LCC Cherokee Center near Pittsburg, KS.