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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Video about the Dental Team

Click on the above title to see a short video about our Dental Team working off the ship.

The Mercy Ships Dental Team works five days a week at a new medical complex owned, but unused, by the Ministry of Health. The clinic performs teeth cleaning and extraction, fillings, and replacements, while also providing dental education. The dental team sees 60 people a day and distributes toothbrushes and toothpaste to patients.

Eleven day-volunteers help with translating, discipling, and mechanical work. Three of them are local dental assistants being trained by the Mercy Ships team. The dental team has a goal of treating 11,500 individuals and providing basic oral health education to almost 14,000 people during the 10-month field service.

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