Welcome to the CHDI! Many years ago my friend Ken and I began to work in Haiti. Starting with direct care, we then moved on to providing education to the dentists and now, the permanent teaching institute. At the same time we were developing the concept for the institute, we discovered the World Health Organization with its Basic Package of Oral Care and how this design of delivering oral health care in emerging countries is sustainable, appropriate, and affordable to deliver.
Suddenly all the right pieces arrived and fit together. Our efforts of implementing the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment program were very successful. Now all the compoments are assembled and the institute equipment is installed and functioning.
We encourage you to join our efforts, just ‘plug’ yourself into our established program, your experience will be rewording and your work efforts successful. Or if you want to work with your own project in another region of Haiti or another country, it’s important to consult with us first. The CHDI can provide advice, information and guidance in establishing your program.
Thank you for visiting our site, enjoy the reading and we hope to see you in Cap Haitien on our next visit.
Dr. Ihor N. Suszko