Making a Difference
Today we live in a world where the transformation in both general health and oral health is unmatched in history. Yet despite remarkable achievements in recent decades, millions of people worldwide have been excluded from the benefits of improved world health care and quality of life.
It is only through your donations that the Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy is able to make a difference in the quality of care for thousands of persons around the world. I would like to share with you one report received from a grant recipient about how donations are working to help those less fortunate to smile.
The Word of Life would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the Grant contribution for our Mercy trip to Guatemala.
This trip took us to small villages near the city of Escuintia, the Village of Chaperma, and the Village of Gunagazapa, where dentists, oral surgeons, and assistants provided care to more than 1490 Guatemalan people.
Our goals were met by providing treatment to many of the poor who could not afford any dental care. Each day patients were first triaged to evaluate their most urgent dental need. From there they were transferred to one of the dentists/ oral surgeons for treatment. Many different procedures were performed by our doctors, from fillings and extractions to root canals and dental prophylaxis.
Your Foundation is truly a blessing to the poor people of Guatemala. Thank you for your special acts of kindness through the Grant in contributing to this humanitarian effort. When we all join together with a heart of unity the world is ultimately blessed.
In March 2011, Grant applications became available, and the Foundation has received a record number of requests for funding. Applications will be reviewed by the grants community in October, and Grants will be awarded in late November.
2011 Scholarships Awarded Through Dental Schools
In June, 58 U.S. and 30 international third-year dental students will receive a $1500 scholarship. The student scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of the following criteria: demonstrated potential for developing into an outstanding leader in the profession because of their participation in the university, dental school, or community; above-average grades; demonstrated qualities of integrity, imagination, initiative, and outstanding communicative skills; and a need for financial support.
Thank you for supporting the Foundation's scholarship program.
A Proud Foundation
You can be proud of your Foundation, and we thank you for your support. Your contributions go a long way. The Trustees work to keep the Foundation's expenses at a bare minimum so that your donation goes to support the grants and scholarship programs. If you would like to make a donation so we can continue our tradition of supporting charitable projects in dentistry, go to http://www.fauchard.org/foundation/donate.html to make your secure online donation, or call 703-217-1480.
Executive Director, Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy