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
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