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Medical Supplies Shipment

Brother’s Brother Warehouse in Baltimore has been holding pallets of medical donations for Ecuadent’s upcoming mission trip. They are being shipped to Ecuador soon. A big thank you to Brother’s Brother for donating these items to Ecuadent and holding them while shipping arrangements were made.

Ecuador’s Election 2017

Preliminary results of the Ecuadorian Election have Lenín Moreno with 39.1% of votes, just short of the 40% needed to win.  Guillermo Lasso is in second place with 28% of the vote. Once all the votes have been counted, if no candidate has reached 40% of the vote then there will be a runoff election on April 2.

Here is a quick summary of the election frontrunners:

Lenín Moreno (PAIS Alliance Party), former Vice President of Rafael Correa, the current president. Moreno is backed by Correa and has created a platform based on improving health, education, jobs, social security, and developing Ecuador as an eco-conscious tourism destination. Guillermo Lasso (Creating Opportunities Party) is Moreno’s closest competitor and his platform has been based eliminating taxes. Cynthia Viteri (Social Christian Party), a conservative, is focusing on stimulating the economy and putting democratic institutions back into place. The final candidate Paco Moncayo’s (National Agreement for Change Party) platform addresses social programs and promises, “no more taxes.”

We hope the new leadership will welcome Ecuadent into their borders.

September Dental Mission to Mompiche 2016

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September 2016

From September 15-24, 2016, the Ecuadent Foundation and the Platinum Circle Dental Team traveled to Mompiche, in the province of Esmeraldas, one of the poorest provinces in Ecuador, for our 26th year of mission work. Over four and a half days our team treated a total of 849 children, 607 of which received dental treatment and 242 of which received pediatric care. A total of 3435  dental procedures were performed! Most of the children we treated were  displaced survivors of the April 2016 earthquakes. Ecuadent Foundation again expresses our deepest gratitude to Platinum Fortune Foundation for partnering with us to support the September 2016 Dental Mission. 

 

Thank You for Your Help in 2016

 

Ecuadent would like to thank the many donors and volunteers that made 2016 a successful year of service to the children of Ecuador.Three overseas missions, earthquake relief efforts as well as other outreach  to the disadvantaged children of Ecuador has kept the Ecuadent Foundation busy and active, as we now enter our 27th year of outreach to the “niños y niñas,” the boys and girls, of Ecuador. Thanks to you, thousands of procedures and hundreds of children received care. There is still so much more to be done and we are already planning ahead to when we can next return to with our teams doctors, dentists and support staff.

Medical & Dental Mission to Puyo, February 2015

Medical Mission February 19, 2015 – March 1, 2015

Over four surgical days our team treated a total of 53 patients. We corrected a number of congenital differences, including 6 cleft palates, 3 cleft lips, 4 polydactyl/syndactyl, and 4 vascular malformations. We also performed 9 nasal surgeries, 14 excisions of tumors or keloids, 5 reconstructions, and 8 burn scar revisions.

Dental Mission, February 26, 2015- March 7, 2015

Over five treatment days our dental volunteers were able to treat 556 children with 2,823 procedures which included 425 cleanings, 459 fluoride treatments, 1,127 sealants, 567 restorations, 211 extractions, and 34 other dental procedures.

Our volunteer pediatric orthodontist successfully created 6 appliances for children, three of whom suffered from inoperable cleft palate who can now eat and talk with an artificial palate appliance.

Medical Teaching Mission, February 26, 2015 – March 7, 2015

Three American radiologists provided lectures and practical training on topics in ultrasound, echography, and imaging to the local hospital staff. Our nursing professional instructed nurses on safe medication administration, infection prevention, leadership within nursing, and patient care. By teaching specialties to the hospital staff, our volunteers strived to empower local health professionals to serve their own people long after we return home.

October 2014 Platinum Circle Dental Mission to Salinas

Members of the Platinum Circle Fortune Management Group volunteered for the Ecuadent Foundation from October 16 to October 25, 2014 to treat impoverished children living in the areas surrounding Salinas, in the province of Santa Elena, Ecuador.

Our team treated 466 children over four and a half treatment days. We performed 3,650 procedures, a number that reflects the efficient and hard work of every member on the team.

The specifics of the procedures are as follows:

  • 432 cleanings
  • 422 fluoride treatments
  • 1,721 sealants
  • 945 restorations
  • 124 extractions
  • 4 root canals
  • 2 pulp caps.

Pediatrician Dr. Karasik  treated 155 patients, helping families with medications, medical advice, and nutritional guidance.

Notably, we traveled to a nearby neighborhood where many of the children lived called Paraiso, which ironically translates to “Paradise.” On our journey we saw miles of dirt roads, hand-made thatched shacks, and children walking barefooted in the streets. It was heart-wrenching to see how these children lived. We passed out toothbrushes to a school of kindergarteners, giving each child enough toothpaste and toothbrushes for their entire household. We witnessed the joy that this simple act brought to the children; we saw six-year-old girls hug and kiss their toothbrushes in pure excitement. — This is the reason we return year after year: to change the lives of the children who need it most.

Thank you so much to our volunteers, and to those at home who contributed to the success of our mission through their generous support!

Vino in the Vineyard 2014

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*Picture yourself here*
 Vino in the Vineyard
Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Together we can bring back smiles, give hope & make a difference.

Join us & enjoy:

Wine Tasting ♦ Delicious Catered Hors D’Oeuvres ♦ Vineyard Tours ♦ Children’s Acitivities ♦ Grape Stomping ♦ Scenic Photo Booth ♦   & More!!

                   Saturday, September 6th, 2014                    2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

           Generously hosted by Dr. Robert and Mrs. Carolyn Scott                                                    Bellendene Vineyard                                                      2611 Old Taneytown Rd,  Westminster MD, 21158

All ages welcome.

$50-individuals, $95-couples, $135-family, $30-recent grads

Proceeds benefit Ecuadent’s medical & dental mission support and supply fund

Click HERE to learn more about our important work.

For Additional Information!

Email info@ecuadent.org or call 410-561-1800

Can’t Wait To See You There!

Getting there: Feel free to use the following directions, because GPS systems and Google Maps do not always take you to the vineyard.

From I-95 (North or South)
1. Take 695- Noth/West towards Towson
2. Take exit 19- 795 NW
3. Continue for about 8 miles. Take exit 9- Route 140 towards Westminster
4. Continue on Route 140 for about 10-15 miles.
5. Follow signs for 140 West towards Taneytown
6. Once you see the signs for Taneytown, continue straight for 2-3 miles.
7. Turn left onto Old Taneytoen Road. (There will be a big sign for you at this intersection.)
8. Continue for about 3 miles. The Scott’s driveway will be on your left, #2611. Again, we will have a big sign and probably balloons.
9. Turn left into the driveway. Go all the way to the end. The Scott’s home is the last house on the right.
10. You will be directed as to where to park.
From I-83 (Coming from the North)
1. Take exit 20B- Shawan Rd West
2. Continue onto Shawan Rd. Once you cross Falls Rd, Shawan Rd turns into Tufton Ave.
3. Continue for 4 miles until the road comes to a “T”
4. Turn right onto Worthington Ave
5. After about 2 miles, Worthington Ave turnes into Butler Rd/128W. Continue going straight.
6. Turn right onto Route 140N/W towards Westminster
7. Follow the I-95 directions, starting with #4.

SHOP FOR A CAUSE: Macy’s supports Ecuadent- Aug.23!

100% of coupon sales go to support Ecuadent's missions!!!
100% of coupon sales go to support Ecuadent’s missions!!!

THE ECUADENT FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN MACY’S
NINTH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE”

Macy’s helps local charity raise funds and awareness to the Ecuadent Foundation to provide life-changing health services to impoverished children in Ecuador.

BALTIMORE, MD– (May 19, 2014) – Macy’s and the Ecuadent Foundation invite customers to participate in Macy’s ninth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 23, 2014. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, and has helped raise more than $44 million for charities across the country since 2006. Customers can participate in this year’s event by purchasing shopping passes from the Ecuadent Foundation now.

“Macy’s is committed to giving back, both nationally and to our local communities,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “For the last eight years, Macy’s ‘Shop For A Cause’ program has provided our customers and associates a unique opportunity to show their support and give back to their local community organizations, while also enjoying great savings at Macy’s.”

Macy’s has provided the Ecuadent Foundation with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. Ecuadent will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. The more shopping passes sold, the more money Ecuadent will raise!

By purchasing a shopping pass from the Ecuadent Foundation, customers support Ecuadent’s efforts to provide life-changing surgical and dental procedures to needy children while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply.

For more information about Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” visit macys.com/shopforacause. To purchase a shopping pass from the Ecuadent Foundation, contact Angela at info@ecuadent.org or 410-561-1800.

Together, we can bring smiles to children in Ecuador!!