The latest results of our ‘pain-free’ survey show that the percentage of ‘ouches’ remains the same at 1% (which amounts to one patient last month). I know we can do better and I promise that we will keep trying.
Our best wishes go to Lindsey, our hygienist, who is presently recovering from a hip operation. Amongst her many talents, Lindsey is also a black belt in Karate so I expect her to be back with us soon.
At a recent practice meeting, Kate and Debbie arranged a Pilates session for our team. It’s much harder than it looks.
The Syrian Refugees
Next month will be another first for the Dental Mavericks. We have been allowed permission to travel to Greece in partnership with The Health – Point Foundation. You can read more about them here.
It is estimated that about 1000 refugees make their way to the shores of Greece every day. And that many of these people – children as well as adults are in need of urgent dental treatment.
Our destination is Thessaloniki, however, we have been forewarned that the Greek military may move the refugees to another area at short notice. So, there are just 3 dentists travelling together with one nurse – my daughter.
During last month’s visit to Morocco, we were able to treat adults as well as children. On previous occasions, we had only been given permission to treat children.
I can’t express how much of a relief this is as many of them travel for several hours on foot to come and see us. And, to turn them away has always been heart breaking. As news of this got out in the mountains, our make-shift clinic was often inundated with people to treat.
On several occasions, we were forced to lock the entrance gates to our clinics because of the rush to be seen.
At 96, this is my oldest patient so far At the week’s end, we had treated over 1000 people. Once again, thank you for all of your support.
To dare is to lose ones footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
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