Post by: Davis Orthodontics / February 10, 2010
Dental Aid For the People of Nicaragua
For two weeks at the beginning of 2010, Dr. Kevin travelled to Nicaragua with a group called “Kindness in Action” to do some charity dentistry. From the capital city of Managua, it took 18 hours by 4×4 and motorized canoe to get to the Bosawas rainforest jungle, where the Miskito indiginous tribe people live. They have no electricity and no running water. They have no access to dental care and their third leading cause of death is spreading dental infection. Dr. Kevin slept in a hammok and ate beans, rice and canned tuna. Kevin extracted 225 teeth to help this beautiful, primitive people. This was his second dental brigade to Nicaragua and he has also been to Peru to help communities in need.