BENEFITING: GIVE HOPE INC
Give Hope has worked in Haiti, under the leadership of Dr. Dane Kovach to alleviate tooth pain and provide ongoing and sustainable oral maintenance for the orphans and staff of the Cambry orphanage. We aspire to extend our reach to provide dental care for surrounding orphanages and residents of Haiti.
To improve and maintain the dental health of the children staff and communities where Give Hope Global is engaged…
Decrease the negative impacts (pain, poor function, poor aesthetics) poor dental health can have on these children and communities.
Teach proper oral hygiene and supply the necessary tools (toothbrushes, floss, paste,)
Remove painful teeth in the children and staff of the orphanages we support
Complete fillings in decayed teeth (restorations)
Perform 6 month checkups and cleaning to maintain and treat – new decay, new treatments
Each trip to Cambry we are tasked with shipping boxes of paper charts to the orphanage. With the marvels of modern technology, we are looking to purchase an iPad and software to upload all patient records which would allow for us to no longer have to pay for shipping the hundreds of charts each visit and enables us to chart the dental needs of all the orphans we see. It also lets us generate a digital treatment plan that allows any dentist that comes down to be able to pick right up where the previous dentist left off and treat the patients listed needs.
It is an invaluable tool for continuity of dental care for the orphans and caretakes at the orphanage.