Partner Us in Our Global Projects

Since 1997, Greenlife Dental Clinic has been volunteering in many overseas dental humanitarian trips. We are driven by the strong compassion to help the people who suffer from poor dental health due to their unfortunate situations. We participate in such missions at least  two to three times per year.

We started in neighbouring countries like Indonesia (like Bintan, Batam and other Riau islands), and later ventured further away, like Cambodia and Nepal and Zambia, as we gained more experience.

How can you partner us in our humanitarian projects

By coming to our clinics for dental treatments, you are indirectly helping the  beneficiaries who receive help from our dental team. That’s how simple it is.

Global Projects We Have Done

2017 Sep 3-8 – Cambodia, Anlong Veng – Anlong Veng is the most northern province of Siam Reap which is near the Thai border. This is the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge and also the home town of the infamous Potpot. We were stationed in a 3 level hospital facility with barely and insufficiently equipped. We were given Level 3 which is an administrative floor which houses the Hospital director’s office and meeting rooms. We converted the main meeting hall into the OS and CONS department while the corridors are turned into pharmacy and sterilisation area. The crowd is overwhelming as there is no dental services in this hospital. We saw about 500 patients in 3 days

2017 30 Mar-5 Apr – Cambodia, Kampong Chiam – Kampong Chiam is located ??km from Phnom Penh. This round we are going to treat patients living in an small island located 2-3km off the mainland. Connecting to this island is the world longest bamboo bridge that can take the weight of cars and minivans. Everyday thousands islanders cross this bridge by walking, motorcycles or cars or minivans to work or school at mainland. Every year, this special bridge had to be rebuild as the annual flood with damage it. We set up our clinic in a Buddist temple compound with many separated smaller temples. The dental clinic was set up in one of these double storey temple with the extraction and filling stations located on level one and two respectively. Greenlife Dental Clinic had 2 dentists volunteering for this trip (Dr Mok LQ and Dr Au Eong).

2016 26 Nov-31Nov – Laos – The location is about 2 hours drive from the Capital of Laos, Vientiane. It is located in the village center surrounded by many other clusters of villages serving many thousands of Laotians.

2016 12 Jun-17Jun – Cambodia, Siam Reap – This is a poor fishing village is located beside the tributary of Tonle Sap lake, the largest lake in South-East Asia, about 2 hours away from Siam Reap. We set up our clinics inside a Buddist temple dividing into different sections. First the registration counter, followed by the triage area where a dentist is doing the preliminary dental examination of the patients to determine the types of dental problem and what necessary dental treatment that can be done. The patients are then channelled the correct stations according to their dental needs like fillings or extractions. There is also a station for making dentures. This fishing village is build on stilts as the annual flood during the rainy season will make the village only accessible by boats. We set up the clinic during the dry season. Greenlife Dental Clinic had 3 dentists (Dr Lee BW, Dr Liew YQ, Dr Au Eong) and 3 staff (Woon, Mei Lee, Amanda Yeo) volunteering for this trip.

2013 12-24 Jul Qian Hai, China – Qian Hai is located in the mountainous range of northwest of China. The journey there is long. From Singapore to ???, stay for a night, then we take another flight to Xi’an. From Xi’an, fly to Xining which the capital of Qianhai. Its located on the Tibetan Plateau thus we are at about 3000m above sea level and will experience some form of altitude sicknesss like headache and breathlessness. From Xining, we had to form a convey of vans and mini-bus and 4-wheel drives for another 7 hours of scenic and breath-taking, pun intended, mountainous route to our destination at 4300m above sea level. We set up our clinics in a tent beside a cluster of Tibetan Buddist temples. The season is spring time and the temperature doesn’t goes above 15 deg Celsius. The patients came from nearby mountains that they, young and old, had to trekked for hours to our clinics for treatment. Greenlife Dental Clinic had Dr Au Eong volunteering for this trip.

2013 12-24 Jul Qian Hai, China – Qian Hai is located in the mountainous range of northwest of China. The journey there is long. From Singapore to ???, stay for a night, then we take another flight to Xi’an. From Xi’an, fly to Xining which the capital of Qianhai. Its located on the Tibetan Plateau thus we are at about 3000m above sea level and will experience some form of altitude sicknesss like headache and breathlessness. From Xining, we had to form a convey of vans and mini-bus and 4-wheel drives for another 7 hours of scenic and breath-taking, pun intended, mountainous route to our destination at 4300m above sea level. We set up our clinics in a tent beside a cluster of Tibetan Buddist temples. The season is spring time and the temperature doesn’t goes above 15 deg Celsius. The patients came from nearby mountains that they, young and old, had to trekked for hours to our clinics for treatment. Greenlife Dental Clinic had Dr Au Eong volunteering for this trip.

2013 18-26 Aug, Kancharnaburi, Sai Yok Camp, Thailand with SAF
2013 17-25 Mar – Siam Reap, Cambodia
2012 4-11 Sep, Siam Reap, Cambodia
2012 10-19 May, Sichuan, Lugu Hu, China
2012 25 Feb-3 Mar, Kancharnaburi, Sai Yok Camp, Thailand with SAF
2011 1-7 Oct Zambia, Africa
2010 9-17 Oct, Nepal – Climbing with GG at Latang
2010 21-25 Feb Tanjung Batu, Riau Islands, Indonesia, ISBS with Singapore Navy
2009 19- 27 Sep, Lumbini, Nepal
2009 10- 19 July, Ladkah, Nubra Valley, India
2008 Jul – Aug, East Java, Maudin, Indonesia, Cama Indopura with Air Force
2008 4-15 July Ladkah, India – first trip to ladkah
2008 10- 17 May, Danang, Vietnam

2007 22-29 Sep– Zambia, Africa – Luambe National Park , East Zambia. – We were invited to serve this isolated African community located beside the Luambe National Park. These villages are living just outside the fences of the park so that both the human and the animals can live in harmony without threatening the survival of each other. We flew from Singapore to South Africa, then take a transfer flight to Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. From the airport, we were packed into 2 4-wheel drive all terrain jeeps with all our luggage of medical and dental supplies tied on top of the vehicles, National Geographic style. Next was an exciting 4 hours land journey into the wilderness of the Luambe National Park where we saw Zebra crossings in front of our jeeps and leopards sitting beside the trees. We stayed in a eco-tour tents just meters away from the rivers that are filled with hundreds of hippopotamus. This trip was memorable in many ways in terms of exotic animals and wild lands but the most unexpected incident that happened there was a shock. A local fisherman was badly battened by the crocodiles while fishing in the river and was brought into our make shift clinics in a nearby delipated school. His body was covered with deep punctured wounds down to muscle layers from the chest, abdomen, groin and thighs. Fortunately, we were able to help him with whatever we had on that day, with our dental anaesthesia, mouth-wash to disinfect the wounds and stitches, pain-killers and potent antibiotics to save his life. We on repairing and stitching him up on the floor of the class-room, closing up muscle layers, then skin layers for the next 4 hours or more. He had many cartridges of dental local anaesthetic injected into the wound for us to do painless wound repair while he groaned and moaned saying he is going to died in Zambizi language. Greenlife Dental Clinic was represented with Dr Au Eong for this trip.

2007 23-31 Mar, Kathmandu, Nepal – first trip with GG
2006 11-15 Nov Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
2005 14-22 May Madagascar – We went to Madagascar just before the hit cartoon movie was shown. Long journey from Singapore to Antananarivo , Capital of Madagascar, we took another transfer domestic flight on a twin engine propeller plane to the opposite site of the island. Then land journey another 5-6 hours on minibus to our site. We stayed in a uncompleted worker quarter and bath in the river every evening. One of the most surreal experience is to be invited by the tribe there for a camp fire party. Watching the locals dances and shuffles their feet to the beat of their primitive drum beats around the fire really transport us to a timeless period of wilderness. We cannot help but to join them in the hypnotic beats and dance under the stars-filled sky. An unbelievable experience of a lifetime.
2004 24-25 July, Batam, Indonesia – In collaboration with the Red Cross Society and the Batam Resort to reach out to the poor in batam islands

2002 AIRFORCE, Natunas Island, Indonesia
2000 Sulawaisi, Indonesia
1999 Mae Hon Song, Thailand
1998 18 Oct, Bintan, Riau Islands, Indonesia
1997 – Indonesia, Bintan, Riau Islands, Batam

Other Dentists Of GDC Who Did Oversea Trips

Dr Seah Soon Kwang – India
Dr Judy Cheng – Myanmar
Dr Cai – Myanmar
Dr Soh – SAF, Navy social-civic trips
Dr Lee BW – Cambodia 7x
Dr Phay YK – Cambodia, 3x
Dr Caslin Ong – Cambodia
Dr Michelle Toh – Cambodia
Dr Mok LQ- Cambodia trip, Kampong Chaim, Myanmar

Our Dental Staff Who Participated In Local And Oversea Missions

Mei Lee
Amanda Yeo
Emily
Shelia
Alice Ng

Animal Dentistry

20– Antelope, Singapore Zoo
2003 – Indo-pacific humpback pink dolphin, Underwater World, Sentosa
20– Tiger, Singapore Zoo
2011 29 Mar Kangaroo, Singapore Zoo

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