Some ask about the dentistry we find on a Flying Doctors trip to Mexico
Well here’s a case of a 12 year old girl with a badly decayed front tooth. Her pain was so bad she did her own root canal—with a staple! She then closed the access hole with a toothpick. Dr. Michael Britting and Dr Ezekiel removed the staples, completed an apico (an upside-down root canal), and gave her a shiny new composite crown. Nice work guys.
Everyday is such a journey, eh?
There were some really unforgettable moments, like our party on Saturday in Guaymas or when we found a Jeep that got stuck in the ocean and when a truck came to help it, the truck also got stuck in the ocean. Plus, we created inside jokes that are still funny…you know? I had so much more fun than I expected on a volunteer mission. Along came Sunday and we were all ready to say goodbye to Mexico and head back home. We might’ve said goodbye for the moment but I’m sure I will go back again soon…
“By nature, I’m not the type to volunteer. But four days in Mexico with LMV had a discernible effect on me. It felt better and more rewarding than a week on the beach in Hawaii. I will definitely return,” Michael Martinez, volunteer
“Of all the organizations and charities I’ve been associated with, LMV definitely is the most rewarding experience,” Tom Hogan, volunteer
“These trips to Mexico have broadened my perspective about the definition of a good lifestyle,” Rob Lober, pilot
“I’d do another LMV trip at the drop of a hat! Having never flown in a private plane before, I was a bit nervous. But the professionalism of our pilot made the entire trip a complete joy,” Dr. Johanna Koch, MD
“When you donate to the LMV cause, the fruits of your labor smile back at you,” Bob Horvath, pilot
“From the second I finish and get home, I start planning the next trip. It’s a real adventure setting up small clinics. You reap rewards of the heart,” Adrian Fenderson, DDS
Jenny Benton & Maira Velasco
“The trip was fantastic and the clinic ran beautifully. Our pilot was excellent and we felt very confident flying with him. We can’t wait to go on another LMV trip!”, Jenny Benton & Maira Velasco, dental hygienists