As we prepare for the 6th Annual Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy on December 8th – 9th 2017 we want to take a moment and congratulate the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) on the successful completion of their 11th dental Mission of Mercy held October 13th – 14th 2017 in Pueblo Colorado. COMOM held its first event in 2007.
Prior to moving to Phoenix in 2014 to become a partner with the Phoenix Endodontic Group, Dr. Wood was Endodontic Lead for COMOM events in 2007 (Alamosa), 2008, 2010, and 2011. She played a very important role in helping to start the COMOM events. Dr Wood used this year’s event as sort of a homecoming to visit with her old teammates to see how they were continuing with the Mission of Mercy events.
Dr. Wood said “I was really fortunate to be able to sneak away from Phoenix for a couple of days and help out with the Endodontic Department at this (Pueblo) event.” She continued, “It was especially gratifying to see so many old friends still volunteering for COMOM.”
Also traveling to Pueblo with Dr. Wood was AZMOM Endodontic Lead, Dr. Bradley Gettleman, his assistant Martha Felix, and Kelli Van Horn from Dentsply Sirona.
Since moving to Arizona, Dr. Wood has volunteered at the 2014, 2015 & 2016 AZMOM events. She also helped the CADSF at Hopefest in 2016. It is volunteers like Dr. Susan Wood that help to make programs such as dental Mission of Mercy such a success in many states.
Dr. Jacqueline Allen is one of the Founding Members of the Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation (2011) and has been instrumental in helping to host and operate 5 consecutive dental Mission of Mercy events here in Arizona. 2017 will be the 6th consecutive year for AZMOM. Dr. Allen has volunteered for Mission of Mercy events in 5 other states.
The Phoenix Endodontic Group is proud of our two endodontists that see the importance of the charitable work they do and give up so much of their time and talent to help people who need it most. Hats off to you two ladies!