Christine Outreach Trip to Vietnam

Many of our clients have met our full-time hygienist, Christine. We all know her for her kindness, patience, and wonderful dental cleanings. Something you may not know about her, is that she does a couple dental Outreach trips per year. We are immensely proud of her and the commitment she has to help others.

This past spring, she went with her Semiahmoo Outreach Team to Kontum, Vietnam. The team travelled for over 8 hours with dental equipment to reach the city of Kontum. Together with the East Meets West team, they treated over 700 orphans from surrounding orphanages!

The children received a positive and thorough dental experience. This started with oral health and diet education. A cleaning was done, along with oral hygiene instruction to care daily for their teeth. Fissure sealants were completed as a preventive dental treatment. Dental health was restored by treating disease with fillings and extractions. To end the visit, the children received a gift of a new toothbrush and toothpaste.

Semiahmoo Dental Outreach team visit this area regularly. Thus, they are able to offer continuity of care to this community of children.

We are proud of Christine and her team, for giving their time, finances and heart to the Outreach trips. Through Christine, I can see that no only do the children in Vietnam gain from the trip. The volunteers gain as well, as they come back with more gratitude and humbleness from their experience. Great job team Semiahmoo!!

Melissa Skinner