Project #7925

Help Dental Hygiene Students Make Bolivia Smile!

by Smiles Forever
Sep 5, 2013

Dental Treatment for Children at the Burn Center | Mosoj Punchay

Roberto happy to learn about his teeth.
Roberto happy to learn about his teeth.
Mosoj Punchay (Children Burn Center)--- The children living in this center have come from the VIDEMA PUBLIC Hospital Burn Unit. This hospital services many children from the surrounding rural communities as well as the city of Cochabamba. The severity of the burns of these children is always unbelievable to me. The newest admitted from a poorly installed natural gas tank in a car. And as always from children handling explosives.

The Mosoj Punchay center is dedicated to the rehab of the children that have been severely burned. After surgery the children can live there while receiving further surgeries and physical therapy. Parents can visit during the week. Smiles Forever Clinic has awarded Roberto (fictional name) Patient of the Year and provided him needed dental treatment. He is recovering from 45% of his body being burned. Roberto is always the first to jump in the chair for dental treatment. All of his fillings are complete (14) but most importantly his dental hygiene improved to 100%. Congratulations Roberto!!! He still loves to come and visit and support the other dental patients.

Hogar Zapatito Boys Shelter--- With the opening of our new clinic, dental services for the boys from Hogar Zapatito will now be increased to include afternoon appointments. We are continuing to complete restorative treatment to this group who has suffered so much from living on the streets of rural Vinto. Many had never seen a dentist before but were able to overcome their fears with caring hands and hearts.

Roberto was burned on 45% of his body
Roberto was burned on 45% of his body
Portable dental equipment set up at Center
Portable dental equipment set up at Center

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Smiles Forever

Location: Renton, WA - USA
Website: https:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sandy Kemper
Renton, WA United States
$79,700 raised of $99,000 goal
444 donations
$19,300 to go
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