Volunteer Dentists to Amazon: Living Amazon Project
Marin California Dental Group Serves Yarapa River Villagers
LSM's Living Amazon Projects include hosting a group of dentists
from Marin California recently at the Amazon Yarapa River Lodge
in the Amazon jungles outside of Iquitos, Peru. The dental group
generously offered their services gratis to the village of Nuevo
Loreto on the Yarapa River.
In less than a week they screened 62 villagers, treated 58 of them
with 198 fillings/73 extractions/7 root canals/1 crown. Almost all
of the villagers had never seen a dentist before.
Much gratitude for their generosity of heart and spirit goes to
Doctors Alex and Richard Schmotter, DDS, and their Corte Madera,
California dental staff.
The village of Nuevo Loreto and we here at LSM have invited the
dental group to return in the future....may it be so!
LSM promotes good work in the world....
As Rufino, a Bolivian Aymara shaman, once said, "The Power of a Shaman is known by their Work in the World."