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The Smile Clinic was back on the island as of last week at the Holy Cross Anglican School. Volunteer dentists from abroad continue arriving on the island on a regular basis to offer free dental clinics to the children of San Pedro. This week they continue providing their services at the Holy Cross Anglican School, but also at the San Pedro Poly Clinic. The services are free for children ages four to twelve. For more information you can contact the Anglican School or the Poly Clinic at 226-2536

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Smile Clinic treats Isla Bonita kids

Drs. Louis Lam and Dave Buelow have returned to La Isla Bonita. After four years of dedicated dental service, the duo loves visiting Ambergris Caye and helping the children of the area. "It is something good for us to do," commented Dr. Buelow, "when we return home we have a feeling of warmth and it does not come from Belize's tropical weather. It's the assistance we offer the island's many students."

    Both Dr. Lam and Dr. Buelow arrived on the island working hand in hand with the Smile Clinic. Their first clinic was held at San Pedro's PolyClinic and later moved to Holy Cross. There they helped Holy Cross students with their dental needs, cleaning, drilling and filling their tiny teeth. However, this year, the duo returned to the PolyClinic and is helping the students of the San Pedro Roman Catholic School.

    In an interview Dr. Lam stated that his work is voluntary and is an expense incurred by himself and Dr. Buelow. This has never been a deterrent for them as they have continued to visit San Pedro and assist in the dental needs of the kids. "Where else could I enjoy doing the volunteer work than in San Pedro. It's the tropics, I get some sun while I work," stated Dr. Lam.

    Drs. Lam and Buelow worked with the students of San Pedro Roman Catholic School from Monday to Friday.

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Dr. Mark Johnson and the San Pedro Smile Center are back on the Island offering FREE Dental Services to all the children of San Pedro. Clinic is taking place at the Holy Cross Anglican School across the bridge for children ages 4 to 12 between the hours of 9am to 2pm. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Take advantage of this free service!

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Working on Smiles

Volunteers Spread Joy at Holy Cross

The San Pedro Smile Center is back on the island providing dental care to all the children of San Pedro. This session is being hosted at Holy Cross Anglican School from May 17th - 21st. There is a ten-member team including four doctors from the United States.
Dr. Charles Miller - Apple Valley, Minnesota
Dr. Tom & Justin Bell - Jacksonville, North Carolina
Dr. Henry & Rachel Best - Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Dr. Robert Hall - Jacksonville, Florida
Kirk Bork - Winston Salem, North Carolina
Carla Snedegar and Tracey Suenes - Baltimore, Maryland

The Smile Center thanks their our sponsors: Maya Island Air, Cholo's Golf Cart Rentals, the Tides Hotel, Conch Shell Inn and Holy Cross Anglican School for hosting.

Volunteers Teach at Holy Cross

A group of fourth-year Bachelor of Education students from Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, B.C., Canada visited San Pedro to teach at Holy Cross Anglican School for a five-week practicum.

"We knew that Holy Cross Anglican School is a school that runs on donations and that inspired us to fundraise enough money to bring a generous donation to the school we would be teaching at," commented the students. "Our hope was to raise enough money to give to the school that they could use in any way that would benefit the school and the children. None of us had much experience in fundraising for a large amount, but we set a goal of raising $3,000US."

The students started fundraising since February, 2010 and continued right up until April before their trip to Belize. In two months they carried out a variety of fundraising activities, such as two bottle drives, a beer & burger night and a raffle draw. They were very happy to have met and exceeded their goal, ending up raising $3,390US.

Students volunteers included Chelsea Vickers, Danika Vickers, Kristy Cradock, Jamie Sheets, Kristin Bradley, Kate Macpherson, Brandie Robinson, Chris Joslin, Shane Wilson, Cory Kropielinski and supervisory, teacher Ron Sandland.

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