11:5 – The Dental Clinic

 Photo Credit Ruben Plomp, Random photos dental clinic

The Dental Clinic up and running and since its opening in November they have seen over 1,000 patients!!

Photo Credit Ruben Plomp, Jacqueline CHOK (GBR), Dentist

We have dentists from around the world coming to help with procedures (extractions, fillings, cleanings and oral hygiene). The average amount of teeth removed per patient is 6-8 teeth!

Photo Credit Ruben Plomp, Comfort YEBOAH (SLE), Dental Clinic Educator

Comfort teaches proper dental hygiene while patients wait their appointment.

Photo Credit Ruben Plomp, Girald (MGA) Daycrew

The team is also mentoring some of the Day Crew who work at the clinic in various areas so that they can then continue to work after our final field service. Some areas they are trained in are universal precautions, sterilization techniques and use of basic instruments.

Photo Credit Ruben Plomp, Jacqueline CHOK (GBR), Dentist

It may be located off site, and maybe we on the ship don’t get to see everything that goes on but the Dental Clinic is one aspect of our Hospital that consistently and passionately makes a difference every day.

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