Yet another great team completed yet another great mission to Cabo Verde. It was five days of really hard work to see more than 5,000 children, including triage in Praia. Almost 500 children needed treatment.
An astonishing 472 primary teeth and 206 permanent teeth were extracted; 107 teeth were restored; 179 teeth had SDF (silver diamine fluoride) treatment to arrest caries.
Restoration stories were amazing. Without electricity, our dentists perform magic. This time was no exception.
Our thanks go to the team: Bob Renner, Jaime Lau, Rajesh Ameen, Wendy Zhu, Philip Battles, Armand Juste, Karen Ives, Kaori Kawai, Silvino Alves, Tony L-square, Elias Montrond E, and Gonzalo.
Photo credits go to the team members.
Special thanks go to our local coordinator Mweemba Mwiinga who made innumerable phone calls from Lusaka to overcome bureaucratic obstacles. Without Mweemba, our post-pandemic return to Zambia would not have been possible.
Our dentists were Nancy Kang, Jason Lin, Kei Chan, Charles Wei, John Yoo, and Bob Renner. Our technicians were Ellendale Baterbonia-Chan, Yena Kwon, and Emmanuel Beck Banda. Karen and Mocha, both nursing students, were eager local volunteers.
With a fabulous team and lots of local help, we treated 6,527 children in Livingstone and Choma in less than a week. We left Zambia happy and exhausted.