Brightening smiles at Smile Clinic

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Volunteer dentists brighten kids’ smiles The Holy Cross Anglican School houses its own modern, air conditioned dental clinic on the school premises, and every chance they get, US dentists volunteer their time to the school to tend to the children’s dental needs. Solicited by Dr. Mark Johnson a long time resident to San Pedro, the volunteer teams find themselves embracing the experience and assist with the many cases of poor hygiene practices that the kids are faced with on a day to day basis. The team arrived last week and is comprised of Dr. Dwight Salmon, Dr. Tom Cable, and Dr. Deanna Cable who hail from New Mexico. The team held clinics at the San Pedro Smile Clinic Too from Tuesday, September 23rd to Friday, September 26th and the kids are very much delighted that they are here for their next check up. From fillings to extractions and teeth counts, before each child leaves they are supplied with a bag of toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and a toy for their brave efforts. Dr. Mark Johnson
Special thanks to hosts Vernon and Francis Wilson of Holy Cross, Cholos for donating the golf cart, Sunbreeze Suites for the hotel rooms and Maya Island Air for the discounted air fare. The team is scheduled for another smile clinic in November of this year. Kudos to the gang for continuing the effort for brighter smiles.

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