Dental Mission Trip to Andros
To whom it may concern,
The students and faculty at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, UFCD, have a longstanding commitment to provide quality dental care to the underserved, both nationally and internationally. Each year, UFCD donates countless hours to community-based programs in Florida and sends student dentists and faculty abroad to help provide oral healthcare to individuals who would otherwise be unable to access treatment. In previous years, we have performed successful missions work in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Ecuador, and Guatemala. It was at the instigation of students and faculty with Bahamian heritage that we would like to extend the same opportunities to parts of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas this upcoming March.
I am writing to seek your assistance on behalf of the faculty advisors and students of UFCD. March 1st – March 8th 2014, 10 students and 4 faculty members will be providing free dental services to over 400 children and adults in the area of North Andros, Bahamas which currently has no access to dental care. The services we will provide include: oral hygiene instruction, cleanings, protective tooth sealants, basic restorative procedures and extractions, with the intent to continue this on an annual basis. Permission for this trip has been granted by the University of Florida College of Dentistry as well as the Bahamian Ministry of Health who selected North Andros as the location that would benefit the most from such a visit.
In closing, we are in dire need of additional supplies as well as monetary funds to help subsidize the trips for our students. These service trips make a crucial difference for the patients we treat, but we cannot treat them without supply and financial gifts from community leaders like you. We thank you in advance for your kind consideration of our requests.
If you would like to send a check, any donation would help.
Checks can be made out to: UFCD Bahamas Trip
Checks can be mailed to:
Bahamas Trip Coordinator
3510 SW 30th way
Gainesville Fl 32608 #156