The Ecuadent team succeeded in their back-to-back medical and dental mission trips to Esmeraldas, Ecuador from February 20th until March 8th.
The medical team performed 66 procedures on 55 patients. The procedures included: 9 cleft lip corrections, 7 cleft palate corrections, 6 digit corrections, 8 scar revisions, 21 hernia removals, 14 excisions of mass/tissue, and 1 frenectomy.The team also created a custom prosthetic hand for a child born without a hand.
The dental team performed 2,350 procedures on 518 patients. The procedures were as follows: 982 sealants, 449 fluoride treatments, 438 cleanings, 349 restorations, 120 extractions, 9 appliances, and 3 frenectomies.
Additionally, the team donated clothing, toys, and school supplies to the Loreto Orphanage for children physically or sexually abused. We set up 6 new computers in the orphanage computer lab. All of the computers are equipped with high quality educational software.
Success! The Ecuadent just returned from the dual medical and dental mission that took place between February 7th through the 23rd, 2013. Our medical team operated on 43 patients, and the dental team cared for the teeth of more than 500 children.
While our medical team was busy operating this past February, engineer and Westminster, Maryland Rotarian Rodney Boudreaux was busy setting up a 6 donated computers in the Junta Civica de Santa Rosa (a community civic center) in Salinas, Ecuador.
In the U.S. before the mission, Rod assembled the computers and installed a plethora of children’s educational programs in both Spanish and English, making them ready-to-use upon arrival in Ecuador. At the community center, Rod instructed several Ecuadoran Navy cadets how to use and troubleshoot the computers so that they may pass the knowledge onto the children and others. Take a look at Rod’s photos of the experience, below!
On December 17th, 2012, the Carroll County Times ran an article on Ecuadent, featuring Executive Director Tammy Fesche! They joined us when we loaded the sea container full of supplies and donations to be shipped for the February 2013 missions.
Click the link below to view the entire article on the Carroll County Times’ website.
October, 2012 – The Ecuadent Foundation again partnered with Fortune Management’s, Platinum Circle Mission Team to complete a mission in Ecuador. Also working in conjunction with the Navy of Ecuador, Ecuadent completed a Dental mission in the city of Salinas (Province Santa Elena), Ecuador. A total of 577 patients were treated during the 5 clinical days of the mission. This was the second dental mission that Ecuadent conducted in Salinas. The need for our services was great and our 19 volunteers worked long and hard to ensure that all the children triaged received the dental care they required.
The breakdown of the dental procedures performed are as follows: