2016 Mission

Dental Mission to Mompiche

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. Here are the results:

Medical and Dental Mission February 2016

From February 18-27, 2016, the Ecuadent Foundation medical team traveled to Esmeraldas, a city in one of the poorest provinces in Ecuador, for our 26th year of mission work. Over four days our team treated a total of 40 patients with 41 procedures. Our dental mission took place in Salinas, on the coast of the Santa Elena province, from February 25-March 5, 2016. Over five days our dental volunteers were able to treat 595 children with over 2,600 procedures.

For a second year, Dartmouth Hitchcock partnered with Ecuadent in order to further the development of the Ecuadorian health workforce. Five volunteer radiologists provided lectures and practical training on topics in ultrasound, mammography, biopsy, echography, and imaging to the staff of the Naval Hospital in Guayaquil. There was so much interest from the local health workers that the Naval Hospital opened the lectures to staff from other hospitals and clinics in the area! Our volunteers strove to empower local health professionals to expand their skillset and increase their knowledge base in order to better serve their own communities.

Your donation was instrumental in improving the health of Ecuadorian children in need! You helped change lives, and we are so grateful for caring people like you who make a difference in the world. Thank you for your continued support!

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