BENEFITING: MEDICAL EDUCATIONAL MISSION AND OUTREACH INC
Founded in 2012, MEMO's dental program provides tooth cleaning, extraction, and fillings. These procedures provide much needed dental services in underserved areas both in Vietnam and Orange County.
During our mission trip, MEMO advisor and dentist Dr. Timothy Bui, along with the MEMO Student Dental Team and local Vietnamese dentists provide dental services for orphanges and rural villages as well as teaching and mentoring for MEMO students in the field of dentistry. With the guidance of Dr. Bui, MEMO has served over 300 patients with dental problems due to no access to dental care. Also, dental education is provided to children in orphanages to encourage maintenance of oral hygiene and preventative dental care.
Locally, free dental services such as fillings and extractions are provided at the MEMO annual health fair hosted in Orange County. Dentists, dental students, dental assistants, and the MEMO Student Dental Team work together alongside Dr. Bui to serve many people without dental insurance or access to dental services made possible by the support of Lestonnac Free Clinic.
All proceeds will be used to further expand and improve the MEMO Dental Program.