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  • How India Changed My Life – Guest Author Lisa Street

    Guest author Lisa Street, founder of The Sudie Mae School, writes about her journey to India, how she became motivated to reduce her environmental impact, and how she helps others do the same. In October 2016, I accepted an international work assignment based in Bangalore, India. My husband Mat and I packed up our New York apartment and headed to South Asia, excited and nervous, unsure what to exp...

  • HUMBLE SEEDS IN NICARAGUA

    In the northern Nicaraguan coffee producing community, San Juan de Rio Coco, over 80% of the children suffer from tooth decay. The dentistry available there is limited to extractions. Seeds for Progress, a local organization committed to advancing education in the schools, invited Humble Smile and IADS to come and help. Humble Seeds – a team of volunteer dental students from around the world toget...

  • SUNSHINE & SMILES

    MATOLA, MOZAMBIQUE, 2016 For the children of Mozambique, one of the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped countries, life is tough. Many deals with malnutrition and disease due to poor access to clean water and sanitation, as well as family breakdown due to the high prevalence of HIV. Most of the kids also suffer from tooth decay because sugary foods are cheap and sweetened beverages are often a...

  • WHY DID YOU DO IT?

    Thoughts by Darren  People ask me 2 questions mainly. I’m going to answer them both. The most common one is: why did you give up dentistry? Then comes: do you miss it? Dentistry is many things, and if you ask dentists what dentistry is, you’ll get several answers and they’re all correct. If you ask me, dentistry is in its essence, a fight to control oral disease. A long and chron...