The Dental Ministry

We are thankful for this part of the Diospi Suyana ministry.  We personally have benefitted with cavities cured and when Peter was doing the worm on our tile floor during a dance competition, severely chipping his two front teeth, we were glad to have our favorite local dentist Stephen Wright here to fix him up with some fine cosmetic dentistry that would make the biggest stars in Hollywood jealous!  Here is an article from the hospital webpage about some of the dental outreach ministries the hospital is doing.

We don’t go to the dentist …

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… because the dentist comes to us!

Once a month a team from the Diospi Suyana dental clinic visits one of the surrounding villages. In this excursion the dentists and nurses visit the kindergartens and primary schools of the town.

The children learn a lot about oral hygiene and a healthy diet.  After the highly revealing presentation, all participants clean their teeth.  This is followed by a free quick check by our dentists.  If tooth decay is present, the child gets a coupon which can be exchanged for treatment any day of the week at the hospital.

Little Quechua girl listens carefully

Little Quechua girl listens carefully

Education about proper cleaning

Education about proper cleaning

Quick dental evaluation

Quick dental evaluation

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