The dental team of Weaver, Reckner & Reinhart Dental Associates returned home on January 20 after nine days in Nicaragua as part of a Dental Mission with Hearts, Hands and Smiles Foundation. This is the second year the WRR team, comprised of dental hygienists and dental assistants, and led by Dr. Todd Weaver and Dr. John Reckner, traveled to Nicaragua to lend their time and talent to treat hundreds of patients in need.
Overall, the team completed 889 procedures on over 600 patients. The group began their trip in the Capital City of Managua, where they treated close to 200 children with dental cleanings, restorations and oral surgery at a community center that serves children in education and training. “We were very tired, but very energized, and full of love for the people,” says Dr. Todd Weaver. Other stops included the Masachapa region, a health fair in Villa El Carmen, a Rotary International visit in a local clinic, and a return to a small mountain village for the second year. For more photos on their trip, visit our Facebook page.