Dental Care for Children is springing into the new season with plenty to smile about! The support we've received from volunteers and the community over the past few months has enabled our smile squad to accomplish things beyond even our wildest dreams.
Volunteers joined forces from across the US and Canada to serve 707 patients in need at orphanages, schools and community centers in Haiti and Mexico.
With a whopping 5 clinics under our belt this year, you gave:
152 smiles - Les Cayes, Haiti - January 18-21
204 smiles - Les Cayes, Haiti - February 14-18
93 smiles - Ensenada, Mexico - March 1-3
164 smiles - Les Cayes, Haiti - March 3-9
82 smiles - Ensenada, Mexico - March 15-17
$341,298 worth of free dental care already in 2013!
Not only are these children smiling ear to ear because of the aid our volunteer team has given them, their chance of contracting many bacterial diseases is also significantly decreased. With the help of our supporters, we were also able to give a toothbrush, tube of toothpaste and oral hygiene lesson to every single child. With this education, children have the power to prevent future dental problems and sustain healthy smiles for life.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped give a smile and a brighter future to these children this year!