Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Dental Van

Last night, an interesting ad came up on Craigslist: an opening for the Oakland Dental Bus.

It's a nonprofit service created by a lawyer-turned-dentist in Arizona.
Originally, it was run out of his home.

Now, it's a national organization the provides dental care to needy kids in schools across America.

This is how it works:
The van goes to the school site.
Equipment, Xrays, chairs, portable ops are set up.
Patients are seen, treated, and (if needed) referred to get further care.

This sounds just like what I did in Cambodia, but in some ways better:
1. No airline ticket or antimalarials needed.
2. I can help the local community.
3. I get paid (not much) doing it.

It sounds like a lot of fun!

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