As part of an organisation called Humanitarian With Love, a team of 4 dentists and 3 assistants from Greenlife Dental Clinic went to Bago, Myanmar (30 March to 1st April 2018).
Our Burmese patients were villagers who travelled long distances to our clinic and they braved the intense heat of summer for hours just to be seen.From the teenage girl who wanted to fix her discoloured front teeth, to the elderly man who was unable to sleep due to an infected tooth, to the anxious child with multiple decayed teeth – all were important to us, and we tried our best to address all their needs.
Serving together with the other teams (Eye/ TCM/ Medical), we managed to see, treat and help close to 5000 patients. Though this was not our first mission trip, it still left a lasting impact professionally and personally.
Every mission experience motivates us to further dedicate our skills, donate our time and contribute resources to global healthcare.
Written by Dr Liew Yuqin