VOLUNTEER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I bring my own equipment?

Yes. Please be sure to clearly mark/label them. However, since this is a MASH style-event where every chair is needed to fully operational at all times, there is the possibility that another dentist will have to use the equipment temporarily while you are on break or at lunch. You are responsible for your supplies.

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Can my assistant be assigned to assist me during the event?

Simply make note of your preference on the volunteer registration form. Though we cannot guarantee volunteer placement, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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I have a dental license from another state, can I still participate?

Yes. Thanks to recent legislation passed in Oklahoma, an out-of-state dentist or hygienist can apply for a temporary license to work at the event. Out of state dentists and hygienist need to fill out this form and send to the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry to receive your temporary license. Contact us by email at okmom@okda.org for questions.

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I am not a dentist, can I still participate?

Of course! There are many areas in which we could use your help, such as...

-Clerks

-Patient Hospitality

-Dental Assistants

-Dental Equipment Maintenance

-EMTs

-Food Service

-Front Office Staff/Billing

-Hygienists

-Lab Technicians

-LPNs, RNs, Nursing Students, Physicians, Physician Assistants

-Patient Escorts

-Patient Exit Interviewers

-Patient Registrars

-Pharmacists/Pharmacy Techs

-Runners

-Translators

-Volunteer Registration

-Waste Management

-X-ray Technicians

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Can I earn CE credits for my time at OK Mission of Mercy?

Yes. Dentists can earn hour by hour up to 10 hours. Hygienists can earn hour by hour up to 5 hours. Visit  the registration desk at OK Mission of Mercy for more information.

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Will snack/lunch be provided?

We will have a hospitality room set-up for your use during the event with food and drinks. 

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What should I wear?

All volunteers who register online will be provided with a t-shirt to wear while working at the event. This will help us identify who's working and in which positions. Volunteers who register on-site are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Scrubs, sweatpants, jeans and casual (COMFORTABLE) shoes are recommended.

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Where should I park?

Payne County Expo Center will have clearly marked locations for patient and volunteer parking.

I have difficulty standing and walking for extended periods of time, can I still volunteer?

Absolutely. We have a limited number of volunteer positions which can be performed while sitting. Please let us know of any concerns you have on your registration application and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. If we are unable to fulfill your request or you find you are unable to perform your assigned duties, just let us know and we will see where we can utilize your talents and contributions.

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My organization would like to become an OK Mission of Mercy sponsor. How do we do that?

Click here and you will be redirected to our sponsorship/donation section.

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What should I bring?

Only bring NECESSITIES to OK Mission of Mercy! We are not able to store your items safely. Leave what you will not be using during your volunteer hours in your car or at home.

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I am under 18, can I still volunteer?

YES! If you are between the ages of 16-17 years old, you and a legal guardian must fill out this form to be able to volunteer. Please return form to okmom@okda.org or 317 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

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More Questions?

E-mail us at okmom@okda.org!

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