|The 2015 Haiti team|
Dr. Zollinger’s first trip to Haiti was in the Fall of 2011. His daughter, Karen had been on several trips and he was excited to accompany her and set the ground work for a dental clinic. When he returned he was excited about the idea of bringing a group from his office down there to do good things.
|Chance in 2013 working in odd conditions|
Michelle, our orthodontic assistant and Chance, our hygienist went in 2013 on our first dental team trip. There have been many changes since this trip. Last time Michelle and Chance were there, they were working on patients in lawn chairs while sitting on exercise balls! Since then, the medical/dental clinic has been completed. They are excited to see the changes.
Although it is tough for Chance to leave his family for a week, he knows there is such a huge need for trained hygienists there. Dental cleanings are not something available to Haitians. It is easy to understand the importance of regular cleanings when you witness the problems that doing without can cause. He will have a lot of work to do!
|Here are Chance and Michelle with her young Haitian friend.|
Our first timers, Tea, Rylie, Katie and her husband, Cole have been spending time getting trained on how to they can be the most helpful in Haiti. They are all excited to help in whatever way they can.
Who knew what a difference such a small group of us working together could make in the world? Thanks again!