Drs. Jamie and Jon have just returned from a Pediatric Dental Mission in the Zavkhan Province of Mongolia. They joined 13 other Dentists and Assistants with KIDS (Kids International Dental Services). 2016 children were treated in 6 days! All of the kids had fluoride treatments and 751 children had a total of 1,220 rotten, painful teeth removed. It was an amazing adventure!
Mongolian Pediatric Dental Mission, May, 2014 - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
Mama and Baby camel. - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
Visiting a friend in their "GER". - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
Baby goats teeth. - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
Teenagers doing their fluoride treatments. - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
View from Dr. Jamie and Dr. Jons room. That is a "GER" not a yurt. - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
No running water, so snow was used to make cold sterilization. Nothing like being resourceful. - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
Good job! - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
Typical Mongolian clothing. She was an amazing patient. - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
Sterilization and Translator Team - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
This child had an extra tooth in the front of his mouth, a "supernumerary tooth". Dr. Jamie took it out for him and then explained to him about the tooth fairy. He was so excited! - at Uliastai, Zavkhan
Dr. Jon doing the examinations. - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
The children were amazingly brave! Very little fussing! - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
Instant Dental Clinic. - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
Going to the dentist is not so bad after all! - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
Group fluoride treatments! - at Uliastai, Zavkhan
Some of the locals bidding farewell to us. - at Uliastai, Zavkhan.
Overwhelmed and exhausted we sadly leave our friends in intriguing Cambodia. A total of 2802 children were screened and fluoridated and over 1300 children had at least one dental extraction. A hugely successful dental outreach!
It is hard to articulate what draws us here every year. But one thing is for certain, the children here are in desperate need of many things. Despite the adversity though, they are most charming and lovable! Until next year xoxo
Even our patients in NJ helped with our dental volunteer project this year. We asked our children in our practice to donate hand made "loom" bracelets to contribute to the needy kids of Jamaica and wow did they ever! We received over 2100 bracelets to bring to the children of Jamaica after they received dental care from Drs. Jamie and Jon and the Health Care International Team. Here's a clip of the kids.....Thank you everyone!!
Dr. Jamie is dedicated to giving children throughout the world something to smile about. Twice a year she travels to impoverished countries throughout the world on Pediatric Dental Missions, where she volunteers her time, providing free dental care to children who have often never seen a dentist before.
Dr. Jamie, who is an Assistant Clinical Professor
at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine,
provides care through two wonderful organizations,
and Health Care International (hcireachout.com).
Teaming up with her dental students from Columbia
Dental School and other dedicated dental health care
workers, Dr. Jamie has travelled to Cambodia,
Guatemala and the interior of Jamaica to provide
treatment to children that have absolutely no access
to dental care. Many of the children are orphaned
and have never seen a toothbrush. Dental decay is
rampant. The team provides dental extractions,
cleanings and preventative services to the
Dr Jamie's husband, Dr. Jon Golub, an
orthodontist, joined Dr. Jamie on her last two
missions. He is now a partner with Dr. Jamie
in her commitment to provide dental care to children
in need throughout the world.
Pediatric Dentists serving infants, children and teens in Westwood, Fort Lee, Rivervale, Emerson, Harrington Park, Hillsdale, Park Ridge and Montvale, NJ.
Dr. Jamie Diament-Golub - Specialty Permit # 3667 and Dr. Elizabeth Simon
- Specialty Permit # 5456