Dominican Republic Mission 2013

2013 Dental Mission

Pictured L to R Jancy Tejada, Esmeilin Beco, Professor Janet Tracy, Vivian Maldonado, and Karla Portocarrero

William Paterson University Senior Nursing students participated in the 2013 Dental Mission over spring break March 2013.  Professor Jan Tracy (center) WPU faculty member accompanied the students on the mission.  Professor Tracy acknowledged the faculty who have taught these students who demonstrated knowledge and skill in the services they performed.  

The student volunteers saw over 400 people and performed over 1400 dental procedures.  The students provided triage, dental cleaning and fluoride, post operative instruction, medication dispensing,primary responsibility for infection control and instrument sterilization as well as delivered a great deal of patient education and emotional support.