Following a two-year hiatus, a group of volunteers from the University of the Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry resumed its tradition of global outreach trips with a visit to Jamaica in early October.
Thirty-eight students, nine faculty members, and three local dentists cared for about 65 children and adults of all ages during their trip to Eltham, Jamaica.
The Eltham Community Centre clinic had 15 chairs running alongside a smaller clinic of five chairs to serve staff members at the Sandals Resort, where the team stayed. Care included 403 extractions, 180 fillings, five anterior root canals, and 105 cleanings. Over 2,000 children were educated on oral hygiene.
The next global outreach trip will be to Guatemala and is scheduled for spring break.