Dr. Page and Dr. Chris Page have traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of a team of Dentist and Dental Students from the University of Florida. This dental team consisted of 4 practicing dentist and 24 dental students. The primary goal of this effort is to provide humanitarian dentistry to the villagers of some of the remote, mountainous regions of this country. The dental students will also gain invaluable experience and perspective.
The group is divided into 4 teams, with one supervising dentist and six dental students. The villagers have little to no access to modern medicine or dentistry. There is no electricity available and the dentistry is limited to infection control and mainly extractions. The University of Florida has been involved in this program for the past 20 years.