Mission Trip 2K18; Chichicastenango, Guatemala

This past August our team of 17 dental students, 2 dentists and 1 hygienist traveled to Chichicastenango, Guatemala to provide dental care to the underserved population of this beautiful community. Chichi is an area that is plagued by hardship and poverty, where the average income is the equivalent of 1 US Dollar a day. For that week, we were able to eliminate the costs of dentistry to those who probably would have gone without it. Through selfless teamwork, passion to heal, and a little bit of coffee, we were able to see 263 patients, performed 395 extractions, and 200 cleanings in the four days of clinic in a compound provided by the organization Pray America. While most of our time there