Project #7925

Help Dental Hygiene Students Make Bolivia Smile!

by Smiles Forever
Feb 3, 2014

Dental Hygienist Students Pass Extensive Exams

Dental Hygienist Students Pass Exam Hurdle

Our students prepared for their muy dificil exams with  much enthusiasm, as well as unavoidable apprehension.

After a grueling six hours (mercifully divided into 3-hour testing windows), the students all triumphed over multiple choice questions, the task of detailing clinical cases, and those dreaded essay questions. 

Hands-on Exam Section

Then each student was required to have a difficult cleaning patient for the clinical exam.  Students prepared their patients by taking x-rays, and from those films and from careful observation, assessing the patient's dental needs.  A medical history was taken to complete the picture.

Further Experience Required

Even though the students have passed their exams, they must continue to complete requirements such as cleaning the teeth of 50 patients.  The standards are very high at this Bolivian school.  A program this intense prepares the students according to professional standards elsewhere in the world. 

14 Years of Teaching a Marketable Skill to Young Women

For our friends and supporters at Global Giving, we thank you for helping the lives of these young women change dramatically.  For over a dozen years, our graduates have become more confident and continue to work as true professionals.  We even have a student going on to be a dentist, and what an accomplishment that is!


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Smiles Forever

Location: Renton, WA - USA
Website: https:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sandy Kemper
Renton, WA United States
$76,283 raised of $99,000 goal
422 donations
$22,717 to go
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