Mission of Mercy North Dakota logo with a friendly dentist helping a patient in Bismarck, ND

Helping Low-Income Dental Patients Find Their Smile

Everyone should be able to spread joy and hope with a smile. That’s why Gate City Bank has partnered with Mission of Mercy to bring a free dental care clinic to low-income patients in need.

Each clinic is a two-day, volunteer-staffed event that provides life-changing dental care for both adults and children. Community members have access to:

  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Denture work
  • Tooth removal
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • X-rays
  • General oral health education

“We’re thankful for this opportunity to help bring smiles to communities where some of our team members live and work,” says Norm Clark, Gate City Bank Senior Vice President of Retail Banking. “These state-of-the-art dental services make a huge difference for so many people, helping them enjoy a better way of life.”

Mission of Mercy Founded
Free Patient Visits
Free Prescription Medications Provided
Pro-bono Hours Donated

Gate City Bank Donations and Volunteers Are Key to Success.

The partnership between Gate City Bank and the free dental care clinic has been built on a shared focus for community, care and compassion. We first worked with Mission of Mercy in 2016, helping to put on an event in Moorhead, MN. It contributed nearly $5,000 and 20 volunteers.

In 2018, Gate City Bank helped with a clinic once again, this time in Bismarck, ND. We gave nearly $6,000, and after seeing such an incredible community impact, agreed to bump up its giving to $10,000 for the 2021 repeat event, which ran October 1-2 at the Bismarck Event Center.

Each event has a similar look and feel. There are usually around 120 dentists, 100 dental assistants and 50 dental hygienists who volunteer to manage approximately 40 patient chairs. A $200 donation, on average, helps a clinic attendee receive the care they need.

“I am so grateful for this. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience! I can SMILE!”

Ranel – Mankato, MN

“This was an amazing experience. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. You could see that everything was so organized, with state-of-the-art equipment.”

Carolyn – Raymond, MN

Making Life Better, One Smile at a Time.

Gate City Bank is proud to continue partnering with Mission of Mercy to provide necessary dental care to community members, especially throughout North Dakota and central Minnesota.

To find free dental care clinic updates for North Dakota and Minnesota, visit NDMOM.org and MNDental.org/Events/Mission-of-Mercy.

“Gate City Bank has been absolutely instrumental in making these dental clinics a success. It’s nothing short of wonderful to have an event partner who cares so much about the needs of community members.”
Mike Little professional headshot
Mike Little
Executive Director of North Dakota Dental Foundation

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