Midwestern University dental faculty and students made a humanitarian trip to Guatemala. Here they provided dental treatment to those in need with DOCARE. DentiMax helped their efforts by donating dental sensors and dental imaging tools.
These three words embody the spirit of Midwestern University Dental Arizona’s (MWU-AZ) annual medical trip.
Midwestern University Dental school’s Dean, Brad Smith, DDS, FACD, FICD, lead a team for this trip. The team included Assistant Professor Robert Kramer, DMD, FCID, FACD, Midwestern University dental students, five faculty members, and three related volunteers.
Dr. Smith and Dr. Kramer brought a completely voluntary team who joined in a service trip to Guatemala City.
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“We extracted a lot of teeth, restored teeth when and where we could, and generally left our patients with improved oral health.” Doctor Kramer said in the report Dr. Smith shared with us. “It was a very busy week as we provided care to nearly everyone that showed up.”
“The people of Guatemala are resilient, happy and thankful. We received lots of hugs and handshakes, which makes all of the planning, travel and work worth it!”
DentiMax got involved this year through dental sensor and laptop donations. Especially thankful for the report and pictures Doctor Smith and his team have shared with us.
“Special thanks have to be given to Midwestern University for allowing us to go. And to DentiMax for loaning us the sensors and laptops.”
Other Midwestern University Dental School departments partnered with DOCARE International’s Global Health Outreach program for over 15 years. But for Doctor Smith and his team, they took the dental department’s first trek just the year prior.
The dental team split across three separate sites every day. These sites ranged from dental clinics in a remote village to small towns.
The Midwestern University (MWU) dental team and DOCARE provided much more than just their services.
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