The dentists and staff at Enlighten Dental Care believe in giving back to help the local and broader community.
Dr. Dan Driscoll went on a two-week medical, dental and construction mission trip to Haiti during the beginning of August. He went with 10 college students; Steve Bissette, MD; and Dr. Don Gordon (pastor at Ardmore Baptist Church). The group flew into Port-au-Prince and drove to Grand Goave, Haiti. Dr. Driscoll mostly performed tooth extractions on patients for five days at four different clinic sites in and around Grand Goave.
“Dental care is truly a luxury in Haiti,” said Dr. Driscoll. “When you live in the mountains and spend a third of your waking hours walking for water and food, and you are merely trying to survive, there is no time for dental health attention or education. Those are the people we went to help and spread the Good News.”