Dental Chair Donation
GCDFund coordinates dental chair donation between London and Haiti
After serving years at Birmingham Children Hospital, three dental chairs had to find a new home for next chapter of giving and caring. Along with our regional consultant, Dr. Hyewon Lee, we identified a suitable home, and arranged donation of the chairs for an upcoming community-based dental clinic in World Grace Orphanage in Haiti.
Dr. Soo-woo Kim, a periodontist who taught at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, launched this non-profit organization, called Dentists for Humanity, in 2013. In collaboration with other dental professionals and engineers who share the same heart in Boston, USA in 2013, Dr. Kim launched various community dental services for vulnerable youth and homeless people.
With three dental chairs that arrived in Haiti this spring, Dr. Kim and his team plan to arrange a series of dental mission trips to this community-based dental facility this summer 2014. This clinic will serve not only children in the orphanage but also people in the surrounding communities who are affected by recent natural disasters and outbreaks. Dentists for Humanity also plans to reach out local dentists and Haiti dental school and discuss dental workforce capacity build-up to address pressing oral health need of Haiti.