Our Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic

In November, our team collaborated with World Mission Partners and traveled to the Dominican Republic to provide Dental Care to the local villages. This adventure came with much anticipation as we raised funds collectively and separately for the better part of the 2018 year in order to make it possible. It is safe to say that this trip was once in a lifetime for each member of the Paradise Dental Associates team.

On our first day, we were able to visit a local batey, attend a church service, tour the area and interact with the villagers.  This was indeed, an eye-opening view as to the true condition of these impoverished parts of the country. The first two out of our three days serving were spent in these shantytown villages amongst the vast sugar fields.  Our clinical team worked out of an RV mobile unit with minimal equipment and tight spaces. There were moments of improvisation, losing power and Dr. Stephen himself, was even captured performing treatment on one knee more than once.  Our other team members were able to distribute parasite prevention medication, deliver fluoride treatments and an even ran an eye vision clinic outside of the mobile unit.

On our other days of service, the Doctors and support staff were able to provide care in the new dental clinic at El Buen Samaritano hospital, in La Romana.   Other groups of our team traveled together to local elementary schools, providing additional fluoride treatments, handing out toothbrushes and educating the children about general dental care and proper maintenance. As an added opportunity of service, we had a group that volunteered to contribute to a school construction project that built, painted and completed a school playground courtyard at the Henry Erikson Elementary School.

We successfully cared for 584 patients in total. Take a look at the breakdown of treatments we were able to complete:

80 Extractions

13 Fillings

65 Hygiene Cleanings

316 Fluoride Treatments

1 Connective Tissue Graft

57 Pairs of Glasses distributed at the Vision Clinic

52 Treatments of Parasite Prevention Medication given out

Our week was filled with dirt, blood, sweat, tears.  We all experienced a sense of teamwork like never before.  We made an impact with every treatment, and more importantly, with every interaction.  The ripple effect of our mission is unmeasurable, the bonds are unbreakable and the memories will last a lifetime.

Paradise Dental Associates made their mark on the Dominican Republic. Our Thanks to all who made it possible for us to provide this care to those in need.  This would not have been possible without your support.

If you want to see more pictures from our trip and stay up to date with Paradise Dental check out our Facebook page! If you want to get involved contact us on our website or at (781) 780-2246

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Marc C.
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Jeff G.
Great experience as always!!! State of the art office with a friendly and professional staff. I would not trust any other practice with my dental care.
Shelley K.
My first visit consisted of a consultation with Dr, Helyne Hamelburg whom I found to be very calm and relaxing as I am not a fan of any dental procedure. I will be having gum surgery in a few weeks and am actually not fearing the procedure which I have been putting off for years. Office is certainly state of the art which I had never experienced anything like it. Glad she was recommended to me by another Doctor who knew she would be a good fit for me.
John C.
The providers, hygienists, the entire staff are wonderful. I can't recommend them enough. They are efficient, courteous, and the office is inviting. I never thought I would say this about a dental office, but I get relaxed there. You get treated like your the only patient they have.
Jessica O.
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Barbara G.
The Dr.'s are professional and are well educated on the newest, cutting edge dental techniques. My whole family benefits from their expertise!
Paul M.
Always a great experience! Everyone is nice and friendly and make the visit very pleasant. They are always very professional and provide superb dental care.

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