HAITI DENTAL MISSION 2018
Your Neighbourhood Dentist team completed their FIFTH Dental Mission trip to Haiti this year. Our team included Dr. Michelle Li and Dr. Carrie Hui, in additional to dental hygienists, Shivvon Hayles and Dana Pinto.
With the support of our friends, family, patients and other very generous donors, we were able to continue what we have been building on the past four years. This year, not only did we continue to build on the hygiene program with preventive scaling, polishing, fluoride applications on children and oral hygiene instruction, and provide hundreds of patients relief from dental pain with extractions, but we were able to actually restore smiles! For the first time since we started going to Haiti, we were able to remove decay and restore the teeth – all without water and electricity! Now I am convinced that anything is possible when you have a determined supportive team who is willing to think outside of the box.
The areas that we visit in Haiti are remote isolated small communities in the mountains south of Port au Prince. Travel to these areas includes hours on the back of flatbed trucks through windy gravel rocky roads through the mountains, along river beds and across rivers. One of the communities we visited even required an additional 5-6 hour hike that began before sunrise, up and around mountains and through rivers with all our gear and equipment. However, it was during this time that we were able to marvel at the beauty of Haiti and appreciate the unpredictability of the weather in the mountains as we were forced to face the elements during our hike.
I am excited for what our next trip back to Haiti will bring!
HAITI MISSION 2017
Haiti is in more need than ever before after Hurricane Matthew left it’s remote southwestern peninsula ravaged and caused a spike in it’s lingering cholera epidemic. Nevertheless, our medical and dental team will be enduring yet, ANOTHER, dental mission to Haiti January 20th -29th 2017.
Dr. Carrie Hui, Dr. Michelle Lee and Janet Coloma will be working with New Beginning Baptist Church in Mississauga and an established medical mission group in Haiti called “Oeuvre Evangelique Baptist Bethesda” to bring dental care to the local communities. Our mission work will include working with orphanages, medical clinics, schools and churches in Port-Au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, and Jacmel in southern Haiti, in the villages of Marbial, Macarie and Montagne Lavoute. Medical support will also be provided by the medical team accompanying us.
For our missions to continue to be as successful as it was this year, on behalf of New Beginning Baptist Church and “Oeuvre Evangelique Baptist Bethesda,” we are seeking any clothing donations for babies and children. Any monetary contributions to this cause are also welcomed. We are looking to bring oral hygiene care packages including toothbrushes and toothpaste, medications, in addition to other supplies that will aid in administering dental care to these patients.
We need your support to make a difference in this outreach and would be pleased to have you a part of this effort. By lending your support to this global outreach initiative, you will be making a significant contribution to improving the quality of life for those in need.
Please call the office @ (416) 598 – 8816 to drop off any clothing donations. Any monetary donations can be made via cash or cheque, payable to: NEW BEGINNING BAPTIST CHURCH (Ref. Haiti Medical Trip). You will receive an annual tax receipt for all donations over $20.00.
Please help join us in supporting Haiti.
HAITI MISSION 2016… ALSO A SUCCESS!
Koman ou ye? ‘How are you?’ in Creole was asked hundreds of times as Your Neighbourhood Dental team returned to Haiti for a third time in January! This year, the response was of a happier and more positive tone compared to their previous trips. Dr. Carrie Hui, Dr. Michelle Lee and Dr. Frances Hadipranoto, together with Shivvon Hayles, a Registered Dental Hygienist, and a very dedicated group of volunteers are happy to report that their dental mission trip to Haiti was a success. Port-au-Prince appears to be recovering from the earthquake in 2010 that killed hundreds of thousands of people, injuring many and displacing families from their homes. Buildings are being rebuilt, roads repaved and life is starting to return to the busy bustling city. » READ MORE
HAITI MISSION 2015 WAS A SUCCESS!
From January 20th to January 28th, your neighbourhood dental team joined a team of doctors, pharmacists, physician and dental assistants, nurses and volunteers to Port-au-Prince, Haiti for a two week medical dental mission trip with New Beginning Baptist Fellowship Church.
The main objective for the team was to run free dental and medical clinics through an established mission in Haiti called “Oeuvre Evangelique Baptist Bethesda” started by Reverend Martinez Jovin and his wife Emma for the surrounding villages of Port-au-Prince and Jacmel. Our dental team included two dentists – Dr. Carrie Hui and Dr. Michelle Lee, a hygienist – Benson Darsono, a dental assistant – Janet Coloma and support volunteers – Kenneth Hoang, Suzanna Morris, Jean Marie Alien and Edwin Hilverda. » WATCH