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LATEST NEWS/BLOGS

PHS had a successful mission in Haiti! We provided oral health education and dental supplies to a crèche in Lamardelle and Kenskoff. We look forward to continuing to work together to make sure the children stay compliant with oral health. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our new Haitian friends for  their generous hospitality and an unforgettable experience.

Haitian orphans in Kenskoff ready to learn about oral health.

Michelle Patterson (Co-Founder/Executive Director) teaches orphaned children how to brush and floss in Lamardelle.

Orphaned Haitian children in Kenskoff practicing their brushing technique.

Haitian orphan demos what he learned.

Haitian orphan working towards a healthy smile.

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PHS would like to thank McGraw Hill Companies for their generous donations over the holidays and everyone else who contributed. What a great way to end 2010 and bring in 2011!

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Donate to Project Healthy Smile on Give to the Max Day!

Tuesday, November 16th is Give to the Max Day, the nation’s largest giving day, and we’re looking to you to help us reach our goal! This year, our goal is $5,000; we know we can do it with your generosity. So, on Tuesday, November 16th, head over to www.givemn.org and let’s “Give to the Max”!
PHS will be providing oral health education and dental supplies to Haitian orphanages this holiday season. We will be working with orphaned children in two creches in remote rural villages called Lamardelle and Obleon (Kenscoff). You can be a part of our mission to Save Smiles in Haiti and help us continue our mission to Save Smiles Worldwide with your generous donation.

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Our newest PHS member, Punita Fielding, will be speaking at the Northern Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association meeting Monday October 25th in Fairfax, VA. You can earn 2 CE credits!

Course Description: In the summer of 2010 a team of 9 health care professionals from Northern Virginia Community College visited Ghana, Africa on a Global Community Outreach Project. The Ghana team had to participate in an International Studies Class that culminated in a 2 week trip in Ghana. This presentation will explain how this project took place, what was required to participate, what the team learned from this project, what dental services were delivered in Ghana by the dental team and what the experience was like for the team.

For more information please visit: http://nvrdh.com/ContinuingEducation.php

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Dr. Thomas Grams gave up his practice in Colorado to give free dental care to impoverished children in Nepal and Afghanistan. He was killed Thursday, August 5th, along with 9 other members of a medical team by the Taliban. Our heart goes out to the friends and families of these courageous heros. Please read Dr. Grams incredible story: http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100809/UPDATES01/100809008/1002/rss.

(Photo Above: In this combination of photos from various family and organizational sources, the ten civilian volunteers who were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, Aug, 5, 2010, are shown. From top left, Glen D. Lapp, Tom Little, Dan Terry, Thomas Grams, Cheryl Beckett, Brian Carderelli, Karen Woo, Daniela Beyer, Mahram Ali, and Jawed.)

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PHS will be a part of Asian Festival DC this Saturday July 31st in Reston, VA. We will be passing out flyers and raising awareness about what we do and how to help. Over 20,000 people are expected to show up over the weekend and we are thankful we have a chance to reach so many people. Come and meet us near the information booth and enjoy the festival. The focus this year is the Philippines. For more information visit www.asianfestivaldc.com.

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Today most American children enjoy excellent oral health, but a significant subset suffers a high level of oral disease. The most advanced disease is found primarily among children living in poverty, some racial/ethnic minority populations, disabled children, and children with HIV infection.

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