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EL SALVADOR - December 2019
(19 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 2/2/2021)

The rural communities of El Zonte, a small quiet seaside town where people still cook food on 3 rocks and children play barefoot on dirt roads. Parents and children are most appreciative of the health education sessions and the gifts of school supplies, household products, and dental supplies.

ECUADOR - May 2019
(32 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/27/2021)

Dental education sessions for the children, and menstruation health for girls sessions at Hope Orphanage Center for handicapped children in Quito, and for the elementary school children of the indigenous tribe in the Amazon forest on the bank of Napo River, Ecuador. Gifts of dental supplies and needed medication for the dentists and hospitals on the Galapagos islands.

VIETNAM November 2019
(39 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 1/27/2021)

The mountainous region of Northern Vietnam is home of many indigenous communities who subsist on the land through agricultural means as their ancestors have been doing for thousands of years. Our team reached a Boarding School near the border of Laos, and other rural schools near the border of China.

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(59 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/19/2019)

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VIETNAM March 2019
(38 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/19/2019)

We came from Washington, California, and Tennessee to join hands with our Vietnam team to bring the much needed dental care and dental education to children living in the remote villages of Central and South Vietnam. We traveled by plane, bus, boat, and even by motorcycle to areas where there are only narrow roads for motorcycles or on foot. And one school can only be reached by boat. On this trip we had for the first time an entire family volunteered, Dr. Yolanda Mangrum, her husband Tom Walsh and their two sons, 13 years old Thomas, and 11 years old Patrick. Patrick is the youngest volunteer in our 35 year history. Our team helped over 2,000 elementary school children and 500 families with children from birth to 4 years old.

VIETNAM November 2018
(29 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/14/2019)

We traveled on rugged winding narrow twisted mountain roads to reach the village of Tai Xua in Son La province ( closed to the Laostian border) and the village of Ban Peo in Gia Lai province (closed to the border with China) where children live with very little, many still live without electricity even though the temperature can drop below freezing and there is snow and ice storm. Beside dental education program, we also provided winter jackets for 600 elementary school children.

VIETNAM 2018 - DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
(4 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/27/2018)

In May, Tram led a team of volunteers traveled to 8 elementary schools in rural remote villages to carry out dental education program to 2,000 children. At some villages the team had to travel by motorcycles as there is no road for for 4 wheel vehicles.

VIETNAM March 2018
(21 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 6/27/2018)

5 of us from the US, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Tennessee, met with our VN team in Saigon and combined with a team of dentist and dental students in Hue, Central VN, our team of 18 worked together to bring free dental care to children of 5 elementary schools in the remote village of Nam Dong province. We also reached an elementary school in Soc Trang and one in An Giang.

VIETNAM 2017 - BEYOND DENTAL RELIEF
(5 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/23/2017)

Dental relief services are not about removing badly infected teeth and treating dental diseases. It is truly about community empowerment with basic dental health education, it's mainly about disease prevention and having healthy dentition, because good dental health is good general health, and HEALTH is the most valuable thing in life. Our dental health education program for elementary school children is reaching to tens of thousands of children all year round, school year after school year after school year, we will continue to reach out to new schools each year as we have the last 25 years in Vietnam.

VIETNAM 2017
(28 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 4/23/2017)

Our team of volunteers came from Seattle-WA, Buffalo-NY, Pittsburgh-PA, Birmingham-AL, Knoxville-TN, Saigon and Long An-Vietnam, together we set up clinic at 2 orphanages, one school for the handicapped children in Vung Tau Ba Ria province, and we traveled to 4 remote villages of Nam Dong in Binh Thuan province in Central Vietnam. It was a deep joy to be able to make life a little better for the people who lives with so little.

AFRICA - UGANDA - 2016
(13 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 8/20/2016)

If you live without electricity and running water, how would you spend your day? And if you do have electricity and running water, would you not want to share with those who are not so lucky?

VIETNAM 2016 - BEYOND DENTAL RELIEF
(9 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 8/20/2016)

EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION, should we say more? We have reached tens of thousands of children in rural villages of Vietnam since 1996. DDS4Kids also support children with needed surgical treatment and school tuition in dire situations.

VIETNAM 2014
(14 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 8/20/2016)

We came from Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, California, Washington, USA and joining hand with our team in Saigon, Long An, Tien Giang and Hue, Vietnam, and with the support of many of you at home, we were able to pull off another TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
Please visit the travelog in the column "Notes".

VIETNAM 2015
(13 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 8/20/2016)

The most important work in our effort to better the lives of those we serve is empowerment through health education. Our team came from Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. We traveled by ferries to reach an elementary school on a remote island in the Mekong Delta and also visited a small elementary school for children with special needs in Vung Tau Ba Ria province.

VIETNAM 2013
(20 Photos, 0 Comments : Last updated 11/14/2013)

Working along side with the Tien Giang Red Cross, our combined team served thousands of children and adults in remote villages of the Mekong Delta. Please read the travelog for a full report of this exceptional dental outreach.



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