Scott and Lorrigan with pilot Wayne after a teeth-cleaning.

Scott and Lorrigan with pilot Wayne after a teeth-cleaning.

Dental Clinic Text

To say that we have a “dental clinic” may be slightly misleading.  While we have an impressively stocked dental clinic suitable for most modern dentistry, we are missing one key element: a dentist.  For the last nine years, couple Scott (dentist) and Lorrigan (former dental assistant) Booth from Ohio, have been coming for 1-2 weeks to care for the community’s dental needs and, slowly but surely, building up our dental facility.

There are 2-3 traditional tooth pullers in Ahuas, but for modern dental care or complicated cases, patients have to travel an hour (by plane) to La Ceiba or overland/river taking several days.  This travel only a few can afford.  Ahuas and the surrounding communities are large enough to warrant a full time dental staff.  Pray with us that God provides both the personnel and finances to make this happen!

Sending a patient home with toothbrushes and toothpaste for him and his family.

Sending a patient home with toothbrushes and toothpaste for him and his family.

While we wait for God to provide full time staff, we would love to have several more dental teams join with the Booths to come throughout the year; providing better coverage of the community’s dental needs and better utilization of equipment.   Are you a dental professional interested in serving at the clinic?  Contact the clinic through the “Contact Us” tab, as well as the Booths for questions specific to the dental practice: lorriganb@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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