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13/03/2018 - 12:39

U.S. doctors bring dental care to mountainous children

From March 7 to 11, the 2018 mission of Dental Mission for Children (DMC), U.S. in the mountainous district of Nam Dong, Southern Thua Thien Hue, was accomplished with great success.

U.S. doctors and Vietnamese volunteers work together for dental care and extraction

The team, consisting of 18 dental doctors and medical volunteers from the U.S. and Vietnam, provided free and diligent dental care and treatment to every primary student in Huong Phu, Huong Hoa, Thuong Quang, Huong Loc and Huong Giang communes respectively.

Screening children for dental flaws

Up to about 900 kids were screened for dental flaws, and about 300 children were given dental care and extraction.

As an emphasis on prevention, DMC also provided dental education for hundreds of parents in the communes that they worked in. Besides, in each locality, ten children with disability or impact of agent orange in each locality were given valuable gifts.

Giving gift to the children with disability

The medical trip also highlights the exploration of the team members into the life and culture of the local people, especially the indigenous Katu.

DMC is a U.S. non-profit and non-governmental organization that has served in Vietnam for over 20 years. In its missions in the province over the years, DMC has received effective facilitation and assistance from its local partner Thua Thien Hue Union of Friendship Organization (HueFO) and the hands of local medical students and doctors.

Story and photos: The Vinh