In 2014, VIP held our first remote dental clinic in the villages of Malawi. We used plastic lawn chairs and only did extractions as there was no electricity to provide surgical extractions or restorative care. Scott Gradwell (DMD) had a vision to ensure that this remote clinic is equipped to provide restorative care, saving teeth. Through Scott’s advocacy and generous donors, VIP’s dental clinic now has a portable dental chair and two hand-piece and suction units. Our new dental chair was so successful that VIP is looking to purchase more equipment and chairs so we can expand our regular medical services to include dental care to the people of Malawi. The equipment will stay in Malawi and we are developing a plan with the government District Health Office for a mobile dental clinic to be run by Malawian healthcare professionals when we are not there.
If you would like to donate funds for VIP’s new dental initiative please complete the form below. Thank you for helping make the world a better place, one smile at a time!