If you were to stand at the door of our modest cement block facility and look into the distance, you would see miles and miles of hills and mountains, dirt roads winding their way through forests and across streams. Tucked away in this beauty, in communities with names like La Culata and Mata de Palma, live several thousand campesinos for whom subsistence farming is a way of life. These campesinos have few possessions; what they do have is a deep and inspiring faith and a commitment to serve one another. They take care of themselves and of each other. Forgotten by many, they have no access to quality medical or dental care. And for that they are desperate.
Dental Professionals - Dentists, Hygienists and Assistants
Our groups of volunteers typically number six to eight dentists, one or two hygienists, and one or two dental lab technicians or denturists. Much of our dental equipment is state-of-the-art; Somos Amigos is perhaps unique in the world of international service trips in the high level of care we offer. Our dentists routinely do restorative work, oral surgery, endodontics, and we even make dentures on-site. All of our patients get a cleaning from one of our hygienists.