Project #7925

Help Dental Hygiene Students Make Bolivia Smile!

by Smiles Forever
Dec 29, 2011

Highlights for 2012 Bolivian Hygienist School

New Class of Trainees in Cochabamba Hygienist School

This past season has been a busy one as the new class of future hygienists have been learning and practicing skills.  The rains have now returned to Bolivia, and the women are with their families celebrating the holidays and thankful that their training is changing all their lives.  Sandy Kemper's parents who have been benefactors for the school were able to travel here for a much-welcomed visit.  Especially thrilled is Sandy and Freddy's adopted Bolivian son Andre who you may remember has benefited from cleft palate surgery.

2012 Upcoming Highlights

Plans for the new year are ambitious and the school's founder hygienist Sandy Kemper will continue to work side by side with the students.

In February Dr. Tracey Wayman and his hygienist Deb Chu will be coming to Bolivia for 10 days.  Both will be giving a lecture on the capabilities of the dental hygienist to the Bolivian dentists.  This will be the same lecture they give at the University of Washington.

This will help further the hiring of our graduates as well as allowing them to utilize their skills to the fullest.  Deb Chu RDH will also be giving a lecture about the latest dental hygiene techniques to our students and graduates.  Dr. Tracey will be working in our community service projects filling and saving teeth!!!

In 2012 it might be possible to welcome more dental professionals using the volunteer registry through GlobalGiving.  Thank you GlobalGiving for continuing to help in so many ways.  Particularly gratifying has been the response generated by the Holiday Gift Card program.  Be assured that every dollar benefits so many people here in Bolivia.


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Organization Information

Smiles Forever

Location: Renton, WA - USA
Website: https:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sandy Kemper
Renton, WA United States
$80,765 raised of $99,000 goal
458 donations
$18,235 to go
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