Dr. Frodelâ€™s Trip to Dominican Republic
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Dr. Frodel, center, with other medical professionals in Dominican Republic
Pasco, Washington, June 5, 2011 â€” Dr Greg Frodel, a cosmetic dentist at West Pasco Family Dental, recently returned from an intensive 4 day medical mission in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Frodel flew into Santo Domingo, DR and took a bus with several other medical professionals to theÂ Universidad Central del Este medical clinic in San Pedro de MacorÃs.
Dr. Frodel, along with other health professionals from across the United States packed medical and dental supplies to the hospital facilities in San Pedro. At the University clinics Dr. Frodel performed numerous dental implant surgeries on its residents. The pan-Dominican medical mission is spearheaded by Dr. Arun Garg, a renowned surgeon from Miami and a mentor of Dr. Frodel.
â€œBy the end of the third day we had seen hundreds of patients, many of whom needed to be seen very badly . It …puts things in perspectiveâ€¦â€ said Dr. Frodel, â€ the people of San Pedro waited hours and hours in line for the care.â€
The operative cost over the course of the year is estimated at $1.5 million USD and has been a very successful medical and dental mission in the Dominican Republic.