Clear Creek Dentistry Serves Children in the Dominican Republic

    Silverdale, WA—March 5, 2013—A team of dental professionals from Clear Creek Dentistry in Silverdale, Washington, recently spent a week providing dental care and oral hygiene education to impoverished children in the Dominican Republic. The team of seven, including the dental professionals and their family members, served with Children of the Nations, an organization also based in Silverdale, at their clinic in Barahona, Dominican Republic.

    The team performed cleanings, fillings, and extractions, in addition to teaching oral hygiene in the communities Children of the Nations serves. "We were hoping to encourage people to learn to take care of their teeth, so that in the future we won't have to do as many extractions," says Mindy Finnegan, a dental assistant who organized and led the trip.

    The team saw up to forty patients in one day, but Mindy says they got more out of the experience than they felt they gave.  "We learned so much from them," says Mindy. "Here, we are always searching for something to make us content.  They have so little, but it was humbling to see how much joy these children have."

     

    Children of the Nations is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. The organization currently serves in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, providing holistic care to orphaned and destitute children. For more information, visit www.cotni.org.

    For more information, contact:
    Pam Wright, Senior Director – Advancement
    Children of the Nations – USA
    360-698-7227 / pamwright@cotni.org