In February 2019 our Executive Director, Jennifer Geiselhofer was going to sail the Grenadine Islands with her fiancé. She had been there once before and learned about a little medical clinic. This time, she was going to do a solo dental hygiene mission while docked on the island of Mayreau for 3 days. She packed an extra suitcase just for dental hygiene instruments, an ultrasonic scaler, anesthetic for deep cleanings, and a bottle of SDF to obliterate decay. The locals filled the outdoor waiting room to have a visit with the hygienist.
Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, with an area of about 0.46 sq. miles and a population of only 271 people.
There is no dentist on the island and the medical doctor visits once a month.
All of the children had severe tooth decay that looked similar to baby bottle tooth decay, due to the over consumption of fruits, natural juices and lack of understanding the importance of daily brushing. The mission was a huge success and she hopes to return. Please see the mission videos below.
Dental Mission day 1
Dental mission day 2
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