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Jan 2017 Dental Mission

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DENTAL MISSION REPORT—-JANUARY 2017

The January dental mission to St. Pius took place on January 23-24-25. The mission leader was Jeanne Stamant (missing from photo), from Naples, FL.

The mission team included:

Dr. Mary MacKay, Lubek, ME (repeat missionary with us)
Dr. Ludmila Tchakarova, Baltimore, MD
Dr Mark Lazare, Naples, FL(repeat missionary with us)
Jamie Fisher, RDH, N Palm Beach, FL
Chantel Burnett, RDH, Miami, Fl
Tatiana Kravtsova, RDH, Baltimore, MD
Gina Graci, RDH, Cincinnati, OH
Eunice Milien, RDH/assistant, Miami, FL
Stephanie Willie, Assistant, Saskatchewan, Canada

3 Assistants from Jamaica:
Marcia Wizard,Sheriffa Edwards & Trecia Rodney (1 day ea) to fill in for a last minute cancellation by a volunteer Assistant from FL.

Our mission had two major goals, first to take care of as many patients as we could handle at the clinic, and second to conduct educational sessions at the DuPont School which includes preventative work there.

Our clinic operated Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 pm, 7:45 pm and 6:30 pm Mon-Tue-Wed, respectively. I rescheduled several patients to the next mission trip to minimize the already long hours devoted to our team. At the school two dental hygienists conducted two sessions daily, first giving oral hygiene education to the children, then applying fluoride varnish to the children’s teeth and then conducting a full inspection of their mouths to determine their immediate and future needs.

In total we saw 779 patients for a total of 199 procedures (excluding school procedures). The team reports show that there was lots of compassion flowing with team members and with the patients. As usual, Miss Vivienne Bradford and Boxer were of tremendous help to the team, and they produced fantastic results. We also examined 17 patients referred out to oral surgeons or medical doctors for high blood pressure treatment ( BP too high to risk doing an extraction).

Day Extractions Fillings Cleanings Clinic Pts DuPont Total patients
Monday 25 16 20 53 264 317
Tuesday 21 20 29 65 299 364
Wednesday 27 9 32 61 37 98
Totals 73 45 81 179 600 779

 

 

As usual, the staff at St. Pius, Miss Vivienne Bradford and Boxer were super hosts to the group and Kevin & Rosemarie Williams hosted an excellent dinner Monday evening. Having the security folks around was an added bonus both for the peace of mind and for the social interaction. Kevin and Deacon Vivian’s presence at the hostel on our departure day was a very special send-off.

The team’s recommendations and suggestions for future missions will be documented in a separate report to Roger.

Respectfully submitted,

Jeanne Stamant, “mission mama”

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