This story is repeated many times over in a week. Some have large rotting abscesses, some can hardly chew their food, some have stumps that are ready to fall out.
Rho had a patient that desperately needed a good dentist. Whitney has a pregnant lady that has a tooth abscess, Kindra has an old grandpa that has so many rotten teeth that we wonder how he can even chew anything. There has got to be someone who would help us out. I scratch my head trying to pull up a kind-hearted dentist. "Oh yah, that's the one." A German dentist that I met while I lived in S.A. I run home and talk to Donavan and Thea about him. Thus begin the long process of realizing one of my dreams.
We( staff&Haitians) rejoiced when Ewald (the dentist) agreed to come down and work for 10 days. He sent down a wonderful dentist chair ( made in Germany):) to you Germans I congratulate your smarts when it comes to manufacturing portable dental chairs.:) I
|Hans and Ewald at work!|
Degage...Ewald learnt the meaning of this word in one day!!
|A work of art. A well made filling. A happy patient.|
|tools of the trade...these tools I'm sure felt |
loved and needed like never before!
|Ewald and I taking a 5 minute lunch break before calling in the next patient.|
|Estandy's beautiful smile after having filled |
the black cavities that glared out between
his front teeth.