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Dental Professional Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

When should I arrive?
Professional volunteers should arrive at least 1 hour prior to any shift they have signed up for, to allow time to find parking and get to the Convention Center. Please select shifts on the Charlotte MOM Professional Volunteer Form.

How long are the shifts?
Professional volunteer shifts are six and a half (6.5) hours in length: 5:30AM to 12 Noon and 11:30 AM to 6 PM Friday and Saturday; plus Triage, Radiology and Medical Screening Thursday 5 PM to 10 PM. Please see Charlotte MOM Professional Volunteer Form.

Can I work a partial shift?
Yes. While it is desirous to have professional volunteers that can work an entire shift and hopefully more than one shift during the weekend, we are grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you.

What should I wear?
Scrubs, jeans, tee shirts, knit shirts and casual closed-toe shoes are recommended.

What are the standards for Personal Protection Equipment?
All dental health care personnel engaged in direct patient-care in the operatory area must use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (e.g., gloves, masks, protective eyewear or face shield, and gowns). All PPE should be removed before leaving patient-care areas. Masks should be changed between patients and disposable gowns when visibly soiled or penetrated by other potentially infectious materials. NCMOM supplies gloves, cone and ear loop masks, disposable gowns and safety glasses. You may want to bring your own safety glasses.

Do I get continuing education credits for volunteering?
Yes, in accordance with these rules of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
Dental Hygienists. 21 NCAC 16I .0104 (f) Hygienists may receive one hour of continuing education credits per year for performing at least five hours of dental hygiene on a volunteer basis at any state, city or county operated site approved by the Dental Board. Credit will not be given for less than five hours of volunteer work.
Dentists. 21 NCAC 16R .0106 (e) Dentists shall receive up to two hours of continuing education credits per year for providing dental services on a volunteer basis at any state, city or county operated site approved by the Dental Board. Credit will be given at ratio of 1:5, with one hour credit given for every five hours of volunteer work.

How do I become a NC MOM Donor?
Donations to support the NC Missions of Mercy projects should be made through the North Carolina Dental Health Fund, a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization. Your tax deductible contribution to the North Carolina Dental Health Fund helps to maintain or purchase equipment and supplies for monthly free dental clinics across North Carolina.

If your intent is to financially support the NC MOM- Charlotte Project, please so indicate on your check.