Community Outreach and Dental Missions
In December 2014, Dr. Tipton and her assistant visited the Betty Kwan Chinn Center in Eureka. They did free dental screenings for the children, told them about oral hygiene and its importance, and gave each child a new dental kit with toothbrush, toothpaste and floss.
Montessori de Manila, Philippines. Oral hygiene and cavity prevention presentation and distribution of toothbrush, toothpaste, floss.
American Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy:
In March 2012, Dr. Tipton visited the Dominican Republic, on a dental mission to provide dental implants. The group of dentists, led by Dr. Arun Garg, spent three days in Santiago, DR, at a local hospital. The doctors worked until all the patients in the waiting room were seen. Some pictures show: Dr. Garg shaking the country’s president’s hand, and Dr. Garg and another team member being interviewed at a local TV station.
In 2008, Dr. Tipton visited the Philippines on a dental mission. Here you see her pictured with professional associates and patients, in Ilocos Sur at Narvacan and Candon, and in Taysan, Batangas. The purpose of these missions is to provide free, basic dental care to those who cannot afford it. Although it is difficult to work without the modern dental equipment and supplies available in the US, Dr. Tipton plans to return as often as possible in order to help those in need in her native land.