International Medical/Dental Mission Work
DR. VIRDEE’S INTERNATIONAL MISSION WORK
Dr. Virdee grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, a developing country where a large majority of the population lives under the poverty line, with limited access to important resources such as health care, clean water and medicines. After becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Virdee dedicated herself to volunteering and caring for children and adults across the globe as a mission dentist.
Dr. Virdee was recently featured in the Sudbury Star as well as Northern Life Magazine for her volunteer work with cleft lip and palate patients in Peru. Take a look at some of the photos from Dr. Virdee’s international mission work and read her blog to find out more. Dr. Virdee volunteers her time on a regular basis to provide dental care to the less fortunate or to those who have limited access to care. Her patients include special needs cases such as cleft lip and palate patients.
Medical/Dental Mission to Peru, June 2015
In June 2015, Dr. Virdee traveled to Cusco, Peru with Medical Missions for Children. Dr. Virdee worked along side surgeons, paediatricians, nurses and one other dentist to give care to patients with cleft lip and palate and other special needs. We have put some photos up for you, but you can more about this mission in her blog.
Medical/Dental Mission to Bangladesh, February 2015
In February 2015, Dr. Virdee travelled to Chittagong, Bangladesh with Rotaplast International on her first cleft lip and palate mission. In addition to caring for these patients in the OR, she also saw other patients in need of treatment in the out patient clinic. Several of these patients included burn victims. Since reconstructive surgery and dentistry are the most expensive and inaccessible health care streams in Bangladesh, the services that were provided to the people of Chittagong were life changing. We’ve included some photos for you below, but you can read more about this mission in Dr. Virdee’s blog.
Dental Mission to Chuuk, Micronesia, October 2014
Chuuk, Micronesia is an archipelago with mountainous islands surrounded by a string of islets on place close to the barrier reef. An island where everything from fruit to meat to dairy is imported, the people of Chuuk have very limited access to dental care. Dr. Virdee joined Caring Hands to Mouth to provide dental care in the form of fillings, extractions, and cleanings to the Chuukese people. Some photos are shown below.