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Robert S. Gurmankin, DMD

(215) 624-4415

Dental Missions
AGD Member
 

On May 31st and June 1st of 2013, I had the privilidge in participating in the first Mission of Mercy clinic in Pennsylvania             (MOM -n- PA).  As one of over 200 volunteer dentists, we treated over 1800 people.

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Since 2004, I have had the pleasure in participating in medical and dental missions to the Central American countries of Honduras and Nicaragua.  My wife, Missy, has been going on missions since 2005, and our son has been on three trips.

Under the auspices of MEDICO (Medicine, Eye & Dental International Care Organization), we set up temporary clinics and treat people in remote areas.  These countries are the second and third poorest countries in the Western hemisphere.  

Dental services provided include extractions, fillings, and cleanings for these hard working people. The combination of poverty, marginal nutrition, and lack of access to care makes for rampant tooth decay. Dental caries (decay) is the most common infectious disease in the world, and borders on an epidemic in much of the developing world. It is truly gratifying to help these people who have so little.

www.medico.org


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January 2005

In January of 2005, my wife and I returned to Honduras with MEDICO where, in the town of Sulaco, we treated almost 2000 people.

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June 2006

In June of 2006, my son, wife, and I returned to Honduras with MEDICO. We visited the town of San Jose de Jalisco. Over 1600 people were treated in the clinic.

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June 2007

In June of 2007, my son, wife, and I returned to Honduras with MEDICO. We visited the town of San Bartolo in Lempira province. Over 2200 people were treated in the clinic.

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June 2008

In June of 2008, my son, wife, and I returned to Honduras with MEDICO. We visited the town of San Rafael in Lempira province. Over 1600 people were treated in the clinic.

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June 2009

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June 2011

Nicaragua

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March 2012

Nicaragua

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June 2013

Nicaragua

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Sept. 2014

Honduras


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Philadelphia Dentist. Dr. Robert Gurmankin provides Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns to the following locations: Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs. Mayfair Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns in Philadelphia, Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs, Pennsylvania. Updated in 2014.
 

 

Updated in 2016.