Project #7925

Help Dental Hygiene Students Make Bolivia Smile!

by Smiles Forever
Jul 5, 2012

Seattle Dentist Provides Care at Vinto Boys Home

At the invitation of the Smiles Forever organization, Dr. Tracy Wayman provided care for 40 young new patients. 

Forty lucky young boys, with no prior dental care, were treated by Dr. Tracy Wayman of Seattle, Washington.  Sponsored by the Smiles Forever organization, Dr. Wayman volunteered a week of his time to treat these formerly homeless boys.  These boys now live in a safe haven home in Vinto, a town 45 minutes outside Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Dr. Wayman's many talents were called into play as he administered much needed care to children totally without access to basic dental hygiene services.  Because this boys home has no money available to budget for preventative dental care, each child had at least 5 cavities, and many were in need of extractions and root canal therapy. 

It is no surprise Dr. Wayman had to soothe and calm down scared and crying young boys who were at first difficult to handle.  It is wonderful that he has a special way with children, and that he could win them over and make them feel at ease.  Soon they became easier to work with as he gained their trust, and they knew they would be feeeling much better free from awful toothaches.  The generous and kind Dr. Wayman truly has a gift for working with those so much in need.  All his new patients left with smiles on their faces! 

Our Bolivian Dental Hygiene school is grateful to dedicated professionals like Dr. Wayman who are willing to leave their comfortable dentist offices and come and give of their time, working in some difficult situations with minimal supplies. Of course, it is thanks to our caring Global Giving family of donors, who make it possible for these fortunate boys to receive follow-up care.

  • Jeanie Boddy
    Jeanie Boddy Right on Sandy! love and prayers to you and wonderful team, you are touching generations :-) All's well here, God bless you!
    • 5 years ago
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Smiles Forever

Location: Renton, WA - USA
Website: https:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sandy Kemper
Renton, WA United States
$80,145 raised of $99,000 goal
452 donations
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