Oct 16, 2020

NEW NORMALITY,NEW RESTRICTIONS MORE WILL THAN EVER

G. DORADO RDH, WORKING USING SOCIAL DISTANCING
G. DORADO RDH, WORKING USING SOCIAL DISTANCING

Although the Bolivian government has lifted the quarantine, restrictions on the use of face masks and social distancing and others like PPE’S suits usage remain.

Our services are returning to a volume of care more similar to that of before the pandemic. Our appointments more spaced than normal, which allows us to disinfect between patients. Although it is easier to just wait, we cannot afford that luxury, we coordinate and schedule the patients' appointments prioritizing emergency treatments, new patients and patients in pain.

We also want to share with you our most important event of 2020, our 20th anniversary. 20 stories for 20 years is a way of telling our story through time and through the members of our organization, high lightening their experiences as related to Smiles Forever.  Please help us continue providing preventative and restorative care to over 50,000  children and adults in 47 shelters and non profits. The lives of our students now hygienists and dentists as well as our patients have been changed forever.

http://smilesforever.maestroweb.com

The celebrations await us when we can do them safely for everyone ……… but our work cannot wait ……. We continue with the support of all of you.

Stay Safe and many thanks for all your support through the years. 

THE SMILES FOREVER TEAM

#20storiesfor20years

G. DORADO RDH, WORKING USING SOCIAL DISTANCING 2
G. DORADO RDH, WORKING USING SOCIAL DISTANCING 2
SOCIAL DISTANSING 101
SOCIAL DISTANSING 101
PATIENT COMPLETED
PATIENT COMPLETED
POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS
POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS

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Jun 23, 2020

WE ARE BACK......!

S.F. Staff ready to re-open the clinic
S.F. Staff ready to re-open the clinic

We are back …… the Bolivian government has determined to migrate from a rigid quarantine to a dynamic quarantine in which there are still restrictions of movement on the street and working hours, the use of masks is mandatory for the entire population, the risk is latent…… But in third world countries where the risk of contagion is high and health systems are deficient, it is very difficult to balance health and economy.

At present we comply with all the requirements of the health authorities to reopen our doors, although our hours of care have been reduced due to the pandemic, we must adjust ourselves to the new normality in order to continue providing our services to the most needy who patiently were waiting. Thanks to the support of GlobalGiving and its pandemic relief fund, it was possible to acquire biosecurity material that is required by the health authorities.

It is our policy to not only abide by the rules and regulations but also to educate recipients why and what dental care will be from now on.

• Educational videos on covid 19 and dental care were produced during the quarantine period and sent via social media to our beneficiaries, guardians and to all our patients in general.

• As a team we modify our existing biosafety protocols to face the reopening of the clinic.

• The use of disinfecting chemicals for shoes, the measurement of temperature, the use of antibacterial gel or handwashing and social distancing are measures before dental care.

• The delivery and signing of an informed consent on the covid-19, the use of biosafety suits, kn95 facemasks, face shields, disposable shoe covers, waterproof surgical blankets and others during the patient's time in the dental chair.

• Total disinfection of environments between patients for established periods of time on a daily basis, spraying of disinfecting chemicals between patients and disinfection of surfaces that the patient may have touched.

Our beneficiaries count on us and if …….. Our work has become somewhat more complicated but …….. We cannot stop any longer.

Once again, we thank all those who make up GlobalGiving for their support and prompt policies to face this pandemic, as their support allows us to provide more and better quality dental services to those in need.

#thanksglobalgiving    #weareback     #biosecurityontop

Biosecurity Protocols # 1
Biosecurity Protocols # 1
Biosecurity protocols #2
Biosecurity protocols #2
Biosecurity Protocols # 3
Biosecurity Protocols # 3
Feb 25, 2020

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF GIVING AND LOVE, 2020

Sandy Kemper, Year 2000
Sandy Kemper, Year 2000

This report is very special for Smiles Forever. This year we completed 20 years of uninterrupted work. A work that began our founder Sandra R. Kemper. (RDH), in the year two thousand, armed only with love and hope to face a challenge of an overwhelming magnitude ... ... “To be able to provide an opportunity of education and oral health for those depply in need and at risk”. Let's celebrate 20 years and over 40.000 patients with finished treatments ……

During the year 2020, our expectations and projections are aimed at achieving a steady growth that in the early years we had problems, incidents, disappointments over time, we balanced them with smiles, oral health, hugs and achievements (World Of Children Award, International Federation of Dental Hygiene Award, Heiskell Academic AWARD). Many people were part of Smiles Forever, some were fleeting visitors and others are still part of this wonderful team and we know they will continue to be part of this family.

This year new organizations and shelters will become part of the organizations that receive the benefits provided by the Smiles Forever Foundation, joining the more than 42 organizations that continue to receive support from our institution and to provide treatment to the ones that already are part of Smiles Forever on a daily basis.

It is through our strategic alliances with consolidated educational institutions such as UPAL (Universidad Privada Abierta Latinoamerican), with whom we will initiate a new program and scientific study seeking to demonstrate the use of SDF (Silver Diamine Fluride) as a caries preventive agent and not only as medical management factor. It is proposed to add more than 300 new beneficiaries to this program.

We will deepen relationships with organizations such as CUBE (A Briza de Esperanza Center) in order to identify and know how to work in situations in which patients are victims of abuse.

Increasing human training, technical through the education of our team that allows us to provide more and better services for our patients, is also a new objective.

At present we continue with more will and love than ever before. 20 years is a milestone to celebrate and the beginning of the life of our organization our work continues because of your support.

Thank you for being part of this dream!!!!!!!!

Highlight for our supporters: Next month's Little by Little Campaign where ALL donations up to $50 are matched from Mon. March 23rd to Friday March 27th.

 

Many Thanks and Much LOVE

Smiles Forever

Sandy Kemper, Year 2003
Sandy Kemper, Year 2003
IFDH Symposium, Year 2016
IFDH Symposium, Year 2016
IFDH, AWARD
IFDH, AWARD
Clinical patient
Clinical patient
Chapare patient 2
Chapare patient 2
Chapare patient 3
Chapare patient 3
Sandy Kemper & Wilzon Gonzales, Year 2014
Sandy Kemper & Wilzon Gonzales, Year 2014
 
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