Juan, both a doctor and dentist, with his first patient of the day. Juan specializes in orthodontics which makes him a natural with kids. Any kids that are nervous or ill at ease, we send directly to Juan to work his magic.
Sipepa school children line up to see the legendary Diego at work.
Arantxa sorts her tools for the next days clinic. All tools and machines are donated by the dentists from their practices in Spain. Drugs are donated by Imvelo and D3.
Alberto holds a baby in her new outfit at Sipepa Hospital. Before arriving in Zimbabwe, the team collects clothing and toys for our young patients.
Our "Pharmacy Department." Jerome and Buddy administer pain meds and antibiotics to patients after procedures are complete. A translator is on hand at all times.
Fabio and Isa team up on a patient.
Carla giving out free toothbrushes and toothpaste to patients. A special thanks to G.U.M. and Post Oak Dental for their donations.
Ramon entertaining the crowd.
Our daily cooks. Each patient that attends our clinic receives a donated meal for the day.
Gracious Moyo, a ten year old girl from Ngamo school, who was our 3000th patient treated!
The group after a long days work.
Part of our amazing dental team.
Dental team dinner with our incredible host, Mark Butcher, from Imvelo Safari Lodges. Without the generosity of Mark, Diego and Sergio, this would never be possible. Thank you to another fantastic year, Sonrisas para Zimbabwe!
Cesar and Diego prepping for the days work. This is our "exam room" where patients are evaluated and administered anesthetics before their procedures take place.
Brothers, Dino and Ezio, prepare a patient with anesthetics.
Fillings Department kicks into overdrive with 13 year old Casper Tshuma.
Diego checking school children at Ngamo to prep them for procedures. Every year we do a clinic here to service communities along the Hwange Park boundary not accessible to our busses.
Ramon with the cutest, most compliant patient!
Carla assisting a young patient who received extractions.
Arantxa on root canals at Sipepa Hospital.
Diego with our toughest patient, Siyengiso Dube (48), who received 17 extractions! She will now be able to eat solid foods again.
Ramon inspecting the gogos (grannies).
Alberto treating a man whose infection was so severe, it erupted through his cheek.
Natalia prepares a mother for fillings.
Ramon administering anesthetics to a young school girl.
Husband and wife team, Alfonso and Arantxa.
Paco works on a youngster at SIdenda Clinic.
Pablo, an ophthalmologist and newest member of our team, treating a patient.