I recently returned from the experience of a lifetime: a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Along with 24 other American dentists, I spent the weekend of July 4-6 placing dental implants. As a group, we placed 500 dental implants into the mouths of poverty-stricken Dominicans who had lost teeth due to lack of dental care. I returned home with a renewed appreciation for my country.
The picture is of the Dominican patients cheering as we arrive at the clinic.
me, my surgical partner Dr. Gabriel Sangalang, and Dr. Arun Garg (mission organizer)
If we look tired, we are. We started at 8:00 in the morning and finished at 10:30 in the evening.