Your dentist Dr. Gilbert Lopez knows his duty to provide high-quality dental care extends beyond our immediate community. Everyone needs basic dental services — but too many people do not have the resources to maintain happy, healthy smiles. To help, Dr. Lopez recently went to the Philippines with Hand of Hope, a Joyce Meyer Ministry, to bring vital dentistry services to men, women, and children who desperately need them.
Dr. Lopez left from Fort Smith on April 20 and arrived in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, on April 21. In Manila, he participated in a service at the Word of Hope Church. On April 24, he started in the clinics. Dr. Lopez and his team saw 40 to 50 patients each day for four days, providing them with basic services like tooth extractions, restorative care, and education on proper dental hygiene.
In addition to providing high quality dental care for four days, Dr. Lopez brought a number of clothes and toys to the children at the clinic. He was also able to visit an orphanage in Quezon, a province southeast of Manila.
Dr. Lopez feels honored to have been able to provide dentistry for his patients in the Philippines, and he looks forward to sharing stories from his trip with our patients at New Smile Dental! patients in the Philippines, and he looks forward to sharing stories from his trip our patients at New Smile Dental!