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Student Spotlight: USC Student Dina Mismar

- posted by Lindsey Johanson at Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dental Care for Children is very excited to feature our student spotlight for this week! Dina is a DCFC volunteer and a student from Ostrow School of Dentistry, USC. In her earlier years at USC, Dina had been searching for an organization to volunteer with. She remembers thinking that most programs were highly selective and difficult to access. When she came across Dental Care for Children, she felt like she had found what she was looking for. One of the most important principles for Dina was to become involved with an organization that was helping others and actually making a difference. While at the Tustin Smiles Clinic, Dina pointed around the room and said,"Look, everyone here right now is here for the right reasons. We all want to do something for these kids." 

Dina explains her experiences with DCFC to be incomparable to that of any other. Having traveled with DCFC on countless trips to Haiti, Mexico, and to local Southern California clinics, Dina is a true asset to the team. She has helped provide dental care to many children and adults who may have otherwise never had seen a dentist. She feels that the trips to provide dental care to underdeveloped communities are so important because you know you are making a difference in that persons life. She explains that because of the type of diet, lack of resources, and poor oral hygiene knowledge, the type of decay that she has witnessed is different from what she has seen in dental school. For example, in most communities in Haiti, sugar cane is used in their daily diet, which has long standing effects for ones teeth. Dina feels that it is important to be involved and help these patients because she knows and can imagine what kind of pain they are in and that they truly need the dental work. Being able to alleviate someone's pain and be thanked with tears of joy and a smile has made all the difference for Dina. 

If you would like to know how you can help contribute to DCFC visit www.dentalcareforchildren.org to view our upcoming clinics and how you can help donate and participate! 


152 Kids Helped and $65,000 of Donated Dental Care in Haiti!

- posted by Lindsey Johanson at Monday, February 11, 2013

Results are in from the very first trip of the year and we couldn't be more excited about the progress made abroad at Hope Orphanage in LesCayes, Haiti!

If you follow DCFC's international work, you know we visit Hope Orphanage in Les Cayes, Haiti once per year. But this year, we're going to triple... yes triple, our trips to this beautiful orphanage to spread even more smiles and love to the 600 children residing there!

This Presidents Day weekend, Dr. Roger Abbott led a team of 12 dentists, assistants, and support volunteers from TLC Dental in Atlanta, Georgia to kick off the first trip of the year. Their team hit the ground running and they cared for an astonishing 152 kids during their visit! 

While many children did have the cavities and decay so frequently seen in this area, they were ecstatic to find that many of the children, especially the younger ones, had clean teeth!This is the ever so rewarding result of the continual care and preventative education these children have received over the past several years. This was made possible by YOU! Together we are making a difference! 

A huge thank you to our supporters and the TLC Dental Team for allowing us to give 3X the smiles this year!


Get To Know Dr. Tozzer

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Tozzer began Dental Care for Children with a simple concept. Provide free dental services for children that didn't have access to care. From a single clinic at an orphanage in Maneadero, Mexico, the organization now provides eight clinics a year in Mexico, the United States and Haiti. 

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