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Permanent link  ADA urges members to adopt a dental practice in Haiti


The American Dental Association's Division of Global Affairs has launched an Adopt-a-Practice initiative to help dentists rebuild their practices in Port-au-Prince. About 30 practices--or a third of the city's dental offices--were destroyed in January's earthquake.

According to the ADA:
It's estimated that approximately $10,000 can help rebuild each practice....

To help rebuild and re-equip Haiti's dental practices, the ADA Division of Global Affairs and Health Volunteers Oversees (HVO) have set a goal to raise $300,000 by the end of 2010....

Without help, most Haitian dentists will be unable to rebuild their practices on their own because they don't have the protection of casualty insurance and their incomes are not comparable to those in more developed countries.

With about 350 dentists for a population of 9 million, Haiti has the lowest ratio of dentists per population in the Western hemisphere. And due to the depressed economy in Haiti, even a small contribution can make a difference. 
To donate, visit the Health Volunteers Overseas/ADA Rebuilding Dental Offices in Haiti page.


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I think that this is such a great cause. Helping <a href="" rel="nofollow">dentistas</a> will help improve industry practice in Haiti. I agree with Hannah. It will surely boost the practice of Haitian dentists.

Posted by: Mono ( on 05/16/2011

I&#39;m so glad the ADA is encouraging people to help Haitian dentistry. What a great idea! Thanks for the info.

Posted by: Hannah ( on 05/16/2011

Permanent link  Register now for HDA Annual Meeting in Chicago


The Hispanic Dental Association is holding its 20th annual meeting in downtown Chicago, October 28-30. The meeting will include dental continuing education, research participation opportunities, workshops, student program and two-day exhibition from 30+ dental companies and organizations. There will also be scientific abstract and poster presentations, silent auction fundraiser for the HDA Foundation and a black-tie-optional gala dinner. Registration is now open; for more information, view the conference brochure.


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