"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time" - Marian EdelmanI had the wonderful opportunity to serve some of the under-served communities in my home country, Jamaica last summer. A group of 6 individuals from my school, Howard University teamed up with individuals from Southern Illinois University to deliver dental care to some remote areas in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Our team included not only dental students, but dental hygienists, pharmacy students and dentists.
We provided care for individuals in the town of Flankers, Cambridge and Kew Park, all located in the Parish of St. James (city: Montego Bay). Our trip lasted approximately 7 days and was filled with lots of hard work, fun, sun, beach, great weather and laughter!
Enjoy a few snapshots of the trip below:
|The beautiful Island of Jamaica along with flag|
|The Howard University Team|
|Extractions, and more extractions!|
|Hard at work: Scaling and Root Planing|
|Working on the last case of the day with a quick photo-op|
|Me with one of my very happy patients|
|Hanging with the kiddies during lunch break|
|After work hanging out with the wood carvers across the street|
|Refreshments after work RED STRIPE BEER!|
|Out to dinner|
|Night on the town in Ironshore, Montego Bay|
|Red Stripe beer for the win! After work refreshments|
|Sun and sand, of course!|
|Fun in the sun, backflips!|
|Jamaica: beautiful people, sand and beach|
Enjoy this slideshow of the Mission Trip. I hope to do it again in 2014!