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AMDA Haiti to hold the 9th Dental Project

Publication date:2019-06-20
Reported by Dr. Mac Keven Frederic (AMDA Haiti Chairperson)

On March 23, 2019, AMDA Haiti organized the 9th Dental Project at Bethel Clinic run by the local Salvation Army in Fonds-des-Nègres, Haiti.

Thanks to the clinic, it provided a patient consultation room and a waiting area, along with supplies such as curtains, brooms, garbage separator and tables. As for dental equipment, AMDA Haiti Chairperson Dr. Mac Keven Frederic brought in some of his own tools and materials.

53 patients came to receive the treatment from Fonds-des-Negres as well as rural areas such as Aquin, Vieux Bourg d’ Aquin, Marseillan, Cadiac, Saint Michel, Pemele, Saint Louis Du Sud, Cavaillon, Lacolline, Butete, Demusette, and Riviere Seche. From 7AM to 5PM, the team conducted oral examination, dental checkup, dental cleanup as well as dental restoration, extractions and dental education throughout the day.

Dr. Frederic also explained the principles of AMDA Headquarters and highlighted the significance of AMDA in Haiti. He talked about the activities which AMDA has done in the country since 2010 including projects related to cholera, sport, prosthetics and oral care.

In particular, he touched on a counter-cholera effort (December 2010-February 2011) and the disaster response for 2016 hurricane that struck the nation, reiterating that AMDA Haiti has been flexible at working in different parts of the country such as Jeremie, Marfranc and Moron.

Comments from the beneficiaries:

  • All of the beneficiaries wished AMDA Haiti to carry on with this project; some of them asked AMDA to conduct similar activities in their locality as soon as possible.
  • Jean Francois Lucien, a 46-year-old man from Cardiac, said it was the first time in his entire life to go see a dentist. He promised that he would get a dental checkup twice a year from now on.
  • 22-year-old Nathacha Antoine, a Pemele native, wished AMDA Haiti to come back every three months for this initiative.
  • Felicia Pierre, a 78-year-old Aquin resident, suggested that next time, it would be great if AMDA Haiti could plan a project related to prosthetic limbs.
  • Fritzner Louis, a 38-year-old man from the city of Fond Des Negres, seemed to be truly satisfied with the dental cleanup he received.

Every participant made a positive remark which proved the project’s great success.

AMDA Haiti Personnel:

-Dr. Mac Keven Frederic (dentist, AMDA Haiti Chairperson)
-Ms. Ruudlyna Alexandre (5th-year dental student)
-Ms. Nathalie Fortune (4th-year dental student)
-Mr. Fednor Calixte (assistant)
-Mr. Garry Clercin (staff)
-Mr. Zamy Duperval (hygienist, driver)

    •  GPSP Medical Mission (Promotion of Health)
    •  Haiti
    •  2019
    •  GPSP