This year sure is an exciting one for Dental Care for Children. Not only does 2012 mark our 20th anniversary but this March we also celebrated our 100th clinic in Mexico!
It seems like just yesterday we were heading accross the border for the first time with hand-made equiptment and a team of 3 dentists. How times have changed! On our 100th clinic to Mexico, we returned to our roots and held the clinic at Kids Kingdom orphanage in Ensenada where we first began. We had an astonishing 34 volunteers on this trip and we were able to help 97 kids and provide $87,000 worth of services.
As the clinic wrapped up, our hearts were warmed by the thanks and prayers the children gave. To our surprise, they had been working all day long to make each and every volunteer a bag of handmade tortillas to take home. This was all they had to say thank you and by the tears in all of our eyes, it was clear that it was more than enough.
We can't wait for our next trip back to Mexico at the end of March and look forward to celebrating our next 100 trips!