Rise Above Foundation – Cebu – Dental Missions

Here is the first video of the recent Rise Above Foundation dental mission held in the Philippines, just this past week, “where the NOMAD [handheld x-ray device] is fast becoming an indispensable part of the program,” said Andre Hansen, Dexis Product Specialist:

Rise Above Foundation – Cebu – Dental Missions from Elisabet Hansen on Vimeo.

Flemming and Elisabet Hansen manage the Rise-Above project, combined with a team from various parts of the world. During this particular dental mission in Cebu in July 2012, dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and other volunteers:

  • Treated 1,160 patients
  • Restored 734 teeth
  • Extracted 1,763 teeth
  • Provided prophylaxis treatment to 88 patients
  • Gave teeth-brushing instruction to more than 1,000 children in four elementary schools

“The service Rise Above is providing to those less fortunate is truly heartwarming,” said Mike Heyn, Director of Sales and Marketing at Aribex. As a company, we thank this incredible group of individuals and others like them for the selfless, inspiring work they do.

Rise Above Foundation offers dental missions two to three times per year, with volunteer dentists from Denmark, Sweden, England, and Cebu.