Mongolian Mission Trip Experience

Dr. Jon Golub, A ’83, D ’85, DG ’87, DP ’18 I don’t know why I was surprised when my old friend Eli Davidyan, D’85 agreed to join my wife Jamie Diament-Golub, D’87, DP’18, on our dental trip to Mongolia with only one month left to go before our departure. He was a last minute … Continued

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A Full Day

All week we’ve been happy to help children who have desperately needed dental intervention, yet, at the same time, we’ve been somewhat disappointed about the number of patients that we’ve been able to reach. That changed dramatically today. Our numbers were outstanding; 344 children were seen, 180 of whom required dental treatment. Some 200 baby … Continued

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Arun’s Story

As promised, today we visited Arun’s village. Arun is a man of unknown age, that our leaders, Bob and Purobi, befriended. The story of his unknown age is riveting, but you’ll have to be patient, I’ll get to it. To reach Arun’s village we drove for about an hour out of Phnom Penh until we … Continued

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The Contribution

 Weary, yet fulfilled, today was our final day of treating patients. We rose early at 4:30 and headed southwest for about 1.5 hours close to where we were yesterday. I remember this village from last year. Leaving the highway, we headed down a dirt road that eventually brought us to a large monastery. Last year … Continued

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Harvest of Hope School

Today we visited the Harvest of Hope school on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. This is a Christian NGO that receives funding from Australia. Though we anticipated a problem with the organizers of today’s work, they turned out to be terrific. We worked closely with them to explain the rationale of which teeth had to … Continued

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