Wallingford General Dentist, Dr. Randy J. Greenberg, Helps Improve Oral Health in Residents of the Galapagos Islands, through Dental Mission Trip

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A valued dentist in Wallingford, CT, Dr. Randy J. Greenberg recently returned from the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador where he spearheaded a dental mission to provide dental care to the underprivileged residents of Isabela Island. Using only donated supplies and equipment, 250 individuals, or about 10 percent of the population, received quality dental care that would have otherwise been impossible for them to receive.

Dr. Randy J. Greenberg Lead a Dental Mission Trip in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador

Dr. Randy J. Greenberg, a dentist in Wallingford, CT, recently helped hundreds of people in the Galapagos repair their smiles during a dental mission trip in Ecuador. Dr. Greenberg headed the trip, which took place on Isabela Island, the largest island in the Galapagos. He led 4 other dentists, 9 dental students and 12 undergraduate students from the University of Connecticut in providing quality dental care to 250 underprivileged individuals.

While dental care is available in Ecuador, residents of the Galapagos Islands do not usually have the means to travel to the mainland in order to receive the care that they need. For them to do so, they would have to travel two and a half hours by boat and then take a two hour flight into Ecuador to reach the nearest dentist. That leaves the entire population of Isabela Island, around 2500 people, without a qualified dentist. The need for dental care was so great that people filled every available appointment and 50 more patients had to be turned away.

Dr. Greenberg and his team provided their patients with the best standard of care. Each patient they saw received one or more root canals, fillings or extractions. As a dentist in Wallingford, CT, he and his team were used to much better surroundings in which to perform these sensitive procedures. However, as this was not the first dental mission trip the doctor spearheaded, he knew exactly what to expect and how to handle each challenge they faced. The group set up a makeshift clinic that was fully stocked with donated supplies and equipment, including compressors, suction pumps, dental drills, an x-ray machine, computers and printers. Due to the complete lack of supplies on the island, each procedure the group performed was done with equipment and supplies that the team brought from the U.S. themselves.

Those who would like to know more about Dr. Greenberg, a valued dentist in Wallingford, CT, and his mission trips throughout the world can view his website at http://www.thewallingforddentist.com or call (203) 303-7073 for more information.

About the Doctor

Dr. Randy J. Greenberg is a general and cosmetic dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Wallingford, CT for over 30 years. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University Of Connecticut Health Center School Of Dental Medicine. Dr. Greenberg holds a distinction of “Fellow” from the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry and is part of one percent of dental professionals currently providing the LANAP® protocol, the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. He was the first doctor in Connecticut to offer this procedure. To learn more about Dr. Greenberg and his dental services visit his website at http://www.thewallingforddentist.com and call 203-303-7073.

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