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Haiti – November 10-17, 2018

By December 22, 2017Trip Applications

The people and places of La Gonave island off the Haitian coast are very special. Please consider joining us in Haiti. The estimated cost for Haiti is $700 for students and $800 for all others.  These costs do not include air travel.Visit the Haiti Page for more information.

For many years Dr. Bill and DCF teams have been serving the dental needs of patients on the island of LaGonave off the coast of Haiti.  The team is housed in the West Indies Self Help (WISH) guest house.  The WISH Dental Clinic next door to the guest house. While Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the dental clinic where we work is one of the nicest available in a mission setting. You can learn more about WISH at http://www.haitiwish.com.

LaGonave is an island of about 100,000 people.  All the roads are dirt and there is little industry apart from subsistence farming.  Limited dental care is available, so we typically see large crowds of patients waiting for us each morning.  We typically do lots of extractions, but also offer preventive and restorative care.

WISH was begun 30 years ago as a way of introducing self sustaining projects to the island.  It’s is administered by a lovely couple from Canada and their two adopted Haitian children.  They take good care of us in clean accommodations with great food.  Consistent electricity is available, which is unique in most of Haiti.