Monday, March 26, 2012

A little dental adventure

For nine days I went on a grand adventure to the Dominican Republic! It was completely paid for by donations that we raised as a dental office. We spent a few days in the capitol, Santo Dominigo for a few days then headed north to do the majority of our work in the areas surrounding Puerto Plata. We spent 5 days working 12 hour days on our feet in the humid HUMID heat doing dental clinics for some of the most amazing people I have ever met. We had 5 dentists from the states, 3 Dominican dentists and 6 Dominican dental students from several different countries. 8 hygienists, 10 or so assistants, several office assistants, and lots of family members of the doctors! We had a full crew and everywhere we went people would stare at us in our bright green scrubs! 
Serving the people and changing their smiles and sometimes their lives was very very rewarding. 
Truly, one of the most amazing trips I have ever been on. 
(sorry for so many pictures!)

This is what I came home to after my trip... Andy was a little lonely!

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