"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway." John Wayne
|VIETNAM 2008 - DENTAL RELIEF OPERATION|
|Author: Dr. Lan Jones (Show all albums)|
An incredible trip with 7 volunteers from the US and 1 from the UK and 4 from Saigon. We traveled on bumpy dirt roads, took long boat rides to reach very remote villages to set up our dental clinics. The first week our team were in Tien Giang province, set up clinics in Cai Be, Go Cong Dong, Tan Phuong, Chau Thanh, seeing total of 1,736 elementary school children. The second week in Long An Province we treated 708 children in distant village of Thu Thua district and Tan Thanh District. Our team also provided dental health sessions to villagers as part of our community empowerment effort to prevent dental diseases, made gift bags for 1,209 mothers and pre-school children in Tien Giang Province, 752 in Long An Province. DDS4Kids is the only humanitarian organization that reached different remote villages of VN and provide continuous dental health dental education since 1996.
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