February 2011 – Dental & Medical Missions – Esmeraldas, Ecuador


February, 2011, Ecuadent Foundation traveled to Esmeraldas, Ecuador to conduct its annual dental and surgical mission trip. A total of 36 volunteers (16 dental / 20 medical) participated in this great effort. Children came from all over the country to be seen by our surgical team whereas our dental team saw mostly children from the Esmeraldas province.

Our teams also had the opportunity to visit a local orphanage in Esmeraldas to donate much-needed children’s clothing, school supplies and toys.

Thanks to all of our volunteers and contributors who helped make this mission such a success! The results are as follows:

Dental Mission Results

616 Children

Cleanings: 333
Fluoride Treatments: 253
Extractions: 254
Restorations: 309
Sealants: 787
Orthodontic Appliances: 15
Other: 20

Total Procedures: 1,971

Ecuadorian Naval dentists treated 67 patients

Medical Mission Results

41 Patients

Cleft Lip &/or Palate: 17
Fistula Repair: 5
Burn Scare Repair: 5
Keloid Removal: 4
Polydactyly/Syndactyly: 8
Others: 5

Total Procedures: 44

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