Guatemala Dental Trips
During the past several years I have been able to lead a team of dental volunteers with Hirsche Smiles Foundation to Guatemala to serve the dental needs of people in remote villages. As always, we see much need for dental care among both children and adults. Procedures performed included extraction of teeth with extensive decay, extraction of abscessed teeth, and fillings. The majority of the procedures being extractions.
The best part about these trips is seeing the appreciation in the eyes of patients who come in with oral facial pain and sometimes much anxiety. They are very timid and scared at first, but once the procedure is completed they many times give us a big hug and tell us "Thank-you".
Our upcoming trip is planned for March 2020 and we will be going to the villages surrounding the small town of Senahú. We plan to continue doing dental service, but also incorporate a few visits to local hospitals to deliver newborn kits to newborn babies.
If you would like to follow our team on our adventures please like our facebook page: Smiles for Guatemala. You can read about previous trips, learn how to help, what items you can donate, and read about our trips as they happen.
Please help our "Smiles For Guatemala" cause by making a donation that directly supports the people we serve.
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All donations go directly to the people that we serve in ways of supplies, hygiene kits, newborn, kits, etc.
Below is a SHORT DOCUMENTARY of our 2013 trip to Guatemala. It was created by videographer Andy Matthews.
Nathan A. Tolman, D.M.D.