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Pueblo, Colorado – This September IntelliTec College joins the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) to provide dental services to people who cannot afford it. Students from the Dental Assistant and Massage Therapist programs at IntelliTec will join as many as 900 dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other volunteers from all over the state to help man 125 clinic chairs.
This year’s COMOM event will be held September 28th and 29th from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Colorado State Fairgrounds at 1001 Beulah Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004. Members of the community in need of dental services are invited to come on out and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to better their oral health. There are no requirements to receive care. It is simply on a first-come, first-serve basis; no questions asked. Parking is available on and off the fairgrounds.
IntelliTec College in Pueblo got involved in COMOM after Dean of Faculty Cristina Sandoval shared her experienceswith the student body of a previous COMOM event in Colorado Springs. She offered the opportunity to dental students as well as students from other programs.[boilerplate 1-caption-insert-before] Hundreds of volunteers come to help out at the event [boilerplate 2-caption-insert-after] [boilerplate 3-image-insert-after]
“I have done COMOM for the past few years and it’s an awesome and rewarding experience. To be able to help people who otherwise would not be able to receive the treatment due to cost is awesome! There is a high need for oral care and to be able to help someone smile again is worth the hard work put forth into this event. It’s a great experience for all to participate!” says Sandoval.
So far 14 Dental Assisting students, eight Massage Therapy students and seven medical students are signed up to volunteer at the event. Massage Therapy students will be there to provide free massages to other working volunteers while dental and medical students assist with patient care. Sandoval says that “the number is still growing and our goal is to provide at least 50 volunteers for the event.”
This is a charitable event with donated work, but there are also other ways that people can help. To make a financial donation, interested parties can contact Pam Dinkfelt, Ph.D., at pamCOMOM@aol.com or 720-626-9778.[boilerplate about-pueblo]
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