Have You Ever Joined a Medical-Dental Mission?Created by:
Have you ever joined a Medical-Dental Mission?
Every once in a while I join Medical-Dental Missions. When I was a younger dentist, I interned in the Military and I took part in countless missions. My surgical skills improved greatly because of my time there... the pressure, lack of proper tools and the absence of a true clinical setting put you in a position that forces you to work with the limitations. The people need your help the most--because they cannot afford to pay for treatments, so you try your best.
In the last mission I joined, there were days when we were in an island and I discovered that their diet (predominantly seafood) has made their bones tougher, thicker and stronger. We all struggled but it was a welcomed challenge. The work was harder, but every victory felt even better.
Have you ever joined a Medical-Dental Mission? What challenges did you face? If you haven't yet, what obstacles do you think will be hardest to tackle?