Sudan: Dental Helping Hands
The DHH team was recently in Sudan where over 700 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 Sudan on the continent of Africa, where Dr. Patrick Christopher (4th yr OMFS resident) was born and raised. Over a couple days Dr. Christopher was able to visit different cities like Khartoum and Kassala where approximately 700 individuals received dental treatment ranging from extractions (surgical and non-surgical), restorations (fillings), dental cleanings and other surgical intervention.
Of course, no mission trip is complete without spending time and enjoying the local life. When Dr. Christopher wasn't working, he could be found sight seeing and hanging out with the locals.
Photos below are for your viewing pleasure. Sudan, uncut.
If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer and/ or donate, visit our website www.dentalhelpinghands.org. Also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.