Blessings abound at the Dental Clinic

This month, the Dental Clinic had a visit from one of the original founders and our source of encouragement.

Dr. Valli I. Meeks, DDS, MS, RDH, is an Associate Professor of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Dentistry at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Valli Meeks returned for the third  time to Urukundo. She and her co-worker Dr. Salih Sawsan of Harvard University were instrumental in the startup of Urukundo Dental Clinic.

 

 

 Valli and Oliver, our Dental Therapist.  Valli is a Pennsylvania girl, hailing from Philadelphia. She is for me “Home Girl”.

Valli and Oliver, our Dental Therapist.

Valli is a Pennsylvania girl, hailing from Philadelphia. She is for me “Home Girl”.

Thank you Bruce & Margie Krogh for packing and transporting dental supplies donated to Urukundo Dental Clinic by Aaron Ptak, who is the District Operations Manager at Pittsburgh Plant #9072, Patterson Dental.

Thank you Patterson Dental and especially Aaron for spearheading this gift of giving.

 Margie says there is more to come. Suitcase weight can be restrictive in air travel!

Margie says there is more to come. Suitcase weight can be restrictive in air travel!

We also thank Dr Lisa Fonas, DMD, for her donations for our Dental Clinic. Dr Lisa is a practicing dentist in Pittsburgh, Pa.  She is acquainted with Urukundo Dental Clinic through Dr Bob Dove and his wife Amy.

 This is the much-needed equipment received from Dr. Lisa. It’s amazing that each sent item was so needed, and did not duplicate what we already had. Thank you Dr. Lisa!

This is the much-needed equipment received from Dr. Lisa. It’s amazing that each sent item was so needed, and did not duplicate what we already had. Thank you Dr. Lisa!

We are still in need of a hand held X-Ray. I really don’t know a lot about this x-ray, but I am told by our clinic staff that we really need one in the Dental Clinic. A new or good used machine would fill the bill.