Mobile Dental Clinic 2016/17
The Armenian Dental Society of California has partnered with The Paros Foundation in order to help revive its mobile dental clinic and help bring dental care for residents living in Armenia’s remote and/or poverty stricken villages. Dental hygiene is commonly overlooked in many of these communities due to several reasons. Dental supplies and dental care are either very hard to find or too expensive for residents in these villages to afford.
For more than 20 years, The Armenian Dental Society of California kept their mobile dental clinic on the road. Due to a variety of difficulties, the mobile clinic ceased operation in 2012. Due to both demand and new interest, sponsorship of this project will help raise the funds needed to put the mobile clinic back on the road. In addition, two dentists from Armenia will be hired to travel along with the mobile clinic and provide dental care for village residents. Dentists from the US will have the opportunity to join the two local dentists on a volunteer basis. Our goal is to have the mobile dental clinic running for a year. $2,500 will help keep the mobile clinic working for one month. Dental care provided by the mobile clinic will include basic child oral care and education, cleanings, fillings and other basic care.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
Short Term Impact
Long Term Impact
Dr. Lena ZerounianPasadena, CA
Ms. Marine AarakeliansSan Bruno, CA
Ms. Marine ArakeliansArcadia, CA
Furniture LandGlendale, CA
Dr. Avedis BoghossianGlendale, CA
The equipment in the Mobile Clinic has been serviced and necessary repairs completed. The Clinic is ready to re-open!
The Mobile Dental Clinic founders arrive in Armenia to help provide further staff training and work on patients as part of their mission.
The Mobile Dental Clinic arrives at the Debi Arach Children's Center in Gyumri to address the dental needs of the 150 children attending this center.
After a very slowly winter, the Mobile Dental Clinci is back on the road. Currently, the clinic is stationed at School N39 in a neighborhood outside of Yerevan.