Pulling teeth – Will

Aug 8:

Today I was in Dentistry, it was very cool! Dr. Rosen had Hassan and I numbing teeth and pulling them; what a valuable and downright cool thing to be able to do for someone in need!  Dr. Rosen is such an asset to a trip like this; his patients were lined up around the corner the entire day, so we had to give them their own room to wait in. Somehow we got through them all, thus I am happily exhausted today.  It is difficult to imagine how important dental care can be when one has always had access to proper dental care.  There were multiple teenagers in his office today with painful, rotting teeth that needed extraction!  Education into self care at home would be a valuable tool for these people, yet it seems that this has been tried before and like many other things in Iquitos, are not entirely feasible yet in this area.

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