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Mission Trip

Dr. Mark Vandenberg recently had the great priviledge to travel to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he and colleagues provided dental implant surgery at no cost to the local people. This is the first of many for Dr. Vandenberg and his colleagues.

Dr. Mark Vandenberg along with IDIA Medical team delivers $2 million in dental care to over 250 underprivileged patients during its ltest trip on August 6-8, 2015. Dr. Vandenberg, as a member of the delect International Dental Implant Association personally provided over $200,000 of free care during his time in-country.

Thanks to these efforts patients are on the road to permanent tooth replacement, resulting in improved nutrition and superior self-esteem. In a country where tourism dominates economic growth, the hospitality industry offers an important gateway out of poverty. These positions require individuals with friendly dispostions whose happy, healthy smiles transmit a sense of warmth and welcome to tourists. Dr Vandenberg and his colleagues report that the three-day trip was one of the most rewarding experiences in their entire dental careers

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