One hundred and fifty nine children in Alto Trujillo, Peru,  will have healthier smiles thanks to a dental team from Healing the Children NJ.

Our team of 10 dental professionals just returned from spending one week in Peru, where they provided pro bono dental care for children at the Policlinico Vergen de las Cruces in Alto Trujillo.  The team was led by Dr. Durgesh Kudchadkar, of Kids First Pediatric Dentistry in Fairfield, Connecticut and Ms. Rosa Fe Gavigan, CRNA.  The team provided full dental examinations, cleanings and procedures for each child.  In addition, the children were taught about dental hygiene and were given toothbrushes and toothpaste at the conclusion of their exam.

Once again HTCNJ partnered with Mr. Kevin Hurley of The Medical Elective Network.  Mr. Hurley assists with logistics during the week in Trujillo, as well as recruitment of patients.

Thank you to the HTCNJ volunteers for their time and efforts!