Pacific Dental Services Affiliated Dentists Return to Ethiopia to Serve Those in Need
IRVINE, Calif. (September 23, 2011) – On Sept. 23, 2011, five of the best affiliated dentists from Pacific Dental Services will travel to the capital city of Addis Ababa to once again serve the dental needs of the Ethiopian people. This is the second time the PDS team will head to Ethiopia, having traveled there last October, where they saw over 1800 patients.
The group will be spending the majority of its time performing extractions and some restorations in the 75-year-old village named Korah. Korah was originally set up to transplant people with leprosy outside of the city. “Last year Korah made such an impact on all of us that we decided to return and make this village our primary focus,” said We Serve Manager Kyle Guerin. “These people have to travel great distances to find a dentist, if they can find one at all, and if they do find a dentist, they can’t afford it. We’ve come to try to bring a smile to the people of Korah, which is why we’ve named the trip Ethiopia Smile.”
The trip is being lead by Dr. Moody Alexander, an orthodontist in Arlington, Texas. The group includes PDS affiliated general dentists and return participants Dr. Yasmin Easley from Palmdale, Calif., and Dr. Tanisha Jackson from Redlands, Calif. First time participants include Dr. Christina Kraft from Oro Valley, Ariz., Dr. Jennifer DeLaPaz from La Quinta, Calif., and Dr. Nora Vinh from Tustin, Calif.
Pacific Dental Services is proud to have a team that cares about making a difference in the world we live in.