DentiMax is committed to providing high-quality equipment. It is also committed to serving those in need. On August, 2023, David Arnett, founder and CEO of DentiMax, traveled to Samoa, where he donated four Open Sensors, four laptops, and four imaging software systems to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Samoan government dental clinics.
Dentistry in Samoa
Arnett first learned about the need for equipment in Samoa, a small island country located in the central South Pacific Ocean, when speaking to P. Brad Smith, a Dean of the Midwestern School of Dentistry. “He told me there was a need and I asked him what I could do to help."
Samoa’s dental clinics are dwindling as dentists move to nearby islands like New Zealand for better pay and equipment. Today, only a handful of dental offices remain on the island, including the government clinic and The Church’s clinic. With Samoa’s limited resources, access to proper dental hygiene and care is near impossible. The clinics’ new DentiMax equipment will not only allow these dental professionals to see more patients but also allow them to diagnose and treat effectively. “Right now, the government clinic is using film, which takes a long time to develop. Now that they have the proper equipment, this will increase the streamline and workflow of patients," Arnett said.
DentiMax in Samoa
Dr. Steven and Lisa Titensor are volunteer missionaries who run the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ dental clinic. This clinic is the only one on the island that offers free dental treatment for children and adults. “We were always bottle-necked because we only had one sensor and six chairs. Being able to not wait for a sensor and computer in between patients makes a huge difference and can really speed things up," Mrs. Titensor says. “Plus, if that one sensor goes down, that’s all we have. Getting a sensor and supplies over
here would take months."
The couple regularly travels to educate children about proper dental hygiene in local schools. “We encourage parents to come and see how to brush and floss their kids’ teeth. Plus, the sensors are great at showing decay in between teeth, which helps patients understand the importance of proper oral hygiene," Dr. Titensor says. “Without sensors, that would be impossible."
DentiMax’s charitable program has also donated to Tonga and Guatemala. Learn more about DentiMax sensors for your own office.