Ghana: Dental Helping Hands
Earlier this year the DHH team was in Ghana where over 5000 patients received essential and life saving dental care.
The purpose of the Dental Helping Hands (DHH) Non-Profit Organization (NPO) is to provide dental services to people who do not have access to dental care, who cannot afford it and who would otherwise not be able to receive treatment. The founders of the organization have a solid mission of giving back to people of our respective communities and countries.
Our latest mission took us to Tamale, Ghana on the continent of Africa, where Dr. Rasheeda Johnson and a team of other dental specialists and volunteers rendered dental treatment to over 5000 patients!
The DHH team spent four days in Tamale. On day one approximately 1000 patients registered and received essential dental care ranging from extractions, restorations (fillings), dental cleanings and minor surgery. Individuals of all age ranges were seen including children! For the next three days over 4000 patients received dental treatment, were given shoes, toothbrushes, toothpaste and even laptop computers.
In four days the DHH team delivered dental care to over 5000 patients! In addition to that over 500 pairs of shoes were donated, 250 toothbrushes distributed, and three University students received a laptop to help with their studies.
The DHH team is on a mission to not only improve the dental health but the overall quality of life of the lives we come in contact with .