A group of Canadian dental professionals and volunteers are heading to Haiti next month to provide much-needed dental care.
On a previous trip to the Caribbean country, they saw hundreds of patients, 10 to 12 hour days, and very poor working conditions.
Calgary dental hygienist Diane Nguyen was on that trip, and spoke to Alberta Morning News about the experience.
“We don’t have any suctions or anything like that, so they spit into a cup, and then we have a blood bucket,” she described. “So conditions are unfortunately very poor, so we’re hoping to find funds to help with conditions and better equipment that we can keep down in Haiti.”
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