The American Dental Association's Division of Global Affairs has
launched an Adopt-a-Practice
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
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
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Posted by: Mono (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 05/16/2011
I'm so glad the ADA is encouraging people to help Haitian dentistry. What a great idea! Thanks for the info.
Posted by: Hannah (email@example.com) on 05/16/2011