Greetings from Malaysia!
We are well into our dental trip in Malaysia and having a great week so far! Similar to many of the developing countries we've been to, there are GREAT needs for dental care. Most of the people we are seeing have never seen a dentist before and the average age of patients we're seeing is 52. That's a long time without seeing a dentist.
We started out on the east coast of Western Malaysia, treating the Orang Asli jungle tribes and on Tuesday moved our clinic to another village not the west side of Western Malaysia. The people here are very shy by nature, but warm up easily when they see that they can trust us. Like other trips, we have had equipment challenges and power issues, but we have seen many patients. Oral health is a major issue here in Malaysia from a young age due to sugar and oral beetle nut.
Our local guides are so amazing, helping us translate, travel, and understand the culture. Enjoy a few glimpses of our time here. Thank you for continued prayers for us as we go into the second chunk of this trip and bring more smiles to Malaysia!