"As Canadians, we are very proud of Dr. Benhamou and her fabulous team from McGill University." said Carolyn Cross, CEO of Ondine Biomedical. "The goodwill established by this small group on behalf of Canada and McGill University is tremendous"
Vancouver, British Columbia (Vocus/PRWEB) January 31, 2011
Kindness in Action announced that it will be returning to Peru this February in an effort to promote oral health to poverty stricken communities. A group of 15 dental professionals, volunteers and students, led by world renowned periodontist, Dr. Veronique Benhamou, will embark on a two week expedition to some of the most remote regions of the country. This group, based out of McGill University, has made numerous excursions to Latin America, relieving the pain of thousands of patients.
Kindness in Action was founded in 1993, and since its creation has performed dental work in six countries throughout Central and South America. In 2011, due to generous donations from Ondine Biomedical, Periowave™ Dental Technologies and other sponsors, Kindness in Action will be able to send 13 different teams to areas in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Columbia, Guatemala, and Ecuador. "As Canadians, we are very proud of Dr. Benhamou and her fabulous team from McGill University." said Carolyn Cross, Chairman and CEO of Ondine Biomedical Inc. "The goodwill established by this small group on behalf of Canada and McGill University is tremendous and we are very happy to play a role in this mission of Kindness In Action."
“The overall goal of our program is to relieve oral pain and infections for all of our patients,” says Kindness in Action veteran Thomas Masterson. “For many of our patients this is the first time that they have ever seen a dentist, or even people of different ethnic backgrounds. It can be a shocking cultural experience for everyone involved; both enormously rewarding and enlightening, the kind of thing that makes you appreciate everything you have in a country like Canada.”
This year Kindness in Action will be taking new and improved technologies to Peru such as Periowave™, a revolutionary dental tool that will fight infection, alleviate pain and reduce inflammation for those suffering from gum disease. Despite the advances in technologies “Kindness in Action members can expect to work 10 hour days, sometimes in extreme heat and humidity,” said Masterson. “This year, we hope to see about one hundred patients a day, and it is our goal to have treated over 1,500 patients in two weeks.”
About Kindness in Action:
Kindness in Action is a group of concerned individuals, motivated by a belief in the dignity of all people and their right for basic human needs. For information about Kindness in Action please visit their website http://www.kindnessinaction.ca/index.html. For updates on the team currently in Peru please visit their blog at http://mcgillkia.wordpress.com/ which will include pictures, video and daily feedback from the team.
About Ondine Biomedical Corporation
Ondine is developing non-antibiotic therapies for the treatment of a broad spectrum of bacterial, fungal and viral infections. The Company is focused on developing leading edge products utilizing its patented light-activated technology. Photodisinfection provides broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy without encouraging the formation and spread of antibiotic resistance. The Company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a research and development laboratory in Bothell, Washington, USA.