In June of 2018, Dr. Sara and Dr. Chris joined up with OMS (One Mission Society) and traveled to Haiti to provide dental care for the Haitian people. They spent one week donating their dental expertise both in the rural and urban areas in need. They would jump in the back of an old flatbed truck and travel for hours across the Haitian countryside to tiny camps where people had never seen dentists before. One aspect of Haiti that they will remember forever is the overwhelming sense of gratitude the Haitian people provided to everyone in their group.
“Even though we were performing complex dental procedures in environments far from ideal, each and every patient was incredibly grateful that we were there. Almost every patient rewarded us with an embrace and a “mèsi” (thank you) at the end of their appointment. It was truly an experience that forever changed the way we see the world today.”
Dr. Chris and Dr. Sara have also participated in other Community based dental programs, including MOMS, Mission of Mercy.
Mission of Mercy is a community-based organization providing free dental care and healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured. The weekend-long events have taken place in Indiana in 2015, 2017, and 2019. Our doctors are proud to attend events such as this and will continue to do so for years to come.
If you are aware of any other community-based programs in need of volunteer dental care, please use the Have Questions link below to provide us the opportunity to give back.