What an amazing trip to Nicaragua!! We are so thankful to have companies like Henry Schein that helps care for those less fortunate.
Our mission team from Hearts to God Ministries was made up of 23 team members headed to Nicaragua. We were able to treat over 1500 patients in just 4 days, which was a record high for our team.
This group of people lives in an area of great poverty, where having a toothbrush and/or toothpaste is a luxury. Rampant tooth decay was noted on almost all young children. The groups that did have a little bit of money would buy their children Coca Cola as a treat. That, with the mentioned lack of toothbrushes and toothpaste, is a terrible combination. We were able to do some extractions, dispense antibiotics, and perform some debridement to facilitate healing of the tissue. We also dispensed toothbrushes and toothpaste, as well as demonstrated proper use.
Thank you, Henry Schein, for helping us make Health Happen!