Jamaica Dental Mission
Organized by: Karen Gulliver Argosy University
Each year, the Argosy Dental Hygiene program teams up with the Tryall Fund and Great Shape! and goes to Hopewell, Jamaica in Hannover Parish, for one week. Argosy DH students and alumni team up with dentists, hygienists and dental assistants from Minnesota and New York to provide dental services to pre-school and elementary kids as well as adults. In 2016, we served over 700 distinct individuals and performed cleanings, extractions and restorations. https://www.facebook.com/groups/513742158828837/ Students pay approximately $2,000 out-of-pocket expense for airfare and mission fees. Our mission in 2017 is tentatively scheduled for April 29 - May 8. We would like to offer $1,200 scholarships for 8 students to help them with this cost. More students would be able to take advantage of this life affirming service learning trip.