Saturday, February 21, 2015

Another successful team

The dental team left the hotel early this morning to drive to Guatemala City and catch their flights home. We had an amazing week and provided some great services to the people of the village.

Around 70 patients were seen each day for mostly extractions and some fillings. The dental students worked really well under the supervision of Dr. Valantine. At the end of the week the clinic was running like a well oiled machine.

This group is one of the hardest working team we have had here in Guatemala. They worked all day long and sometimes right through lunch!

They were able to take impressions and make partial dentures for about 10 people - mostly for the front teeth. The difference that this will make in people's lives is priceless! The team members working on the dentures said that all the hard work paid off when they saw the patient smile from ear to ear when they looked in the mirror for the first time. They feel so much more comfortable and self-confident with all their teeth. Here are some before and after shots:




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