Free Dental Clinic Returns to Akumal Pueblo

During the first two weeks of November, GDR will be offering its second free dental clinic in the Community Center in Akumal Pueblo.  October 30 – November 15, 2021.


The first clinic in Akumal was held during May and June of this year. Altogether, the two teams of GDR volunteers provided $210,539 in dental care (US equivalent) to children and adults in the Pueblo. Pueblo residents received 451 restorations, 104 extractions and 469 fluoride varnish treatments. Each patient also received a new toothbrush and oral hygiene instruction.

Thanks go to many ex-pats and local residents for the first clinic: Tina graciously provided the Community Center to house equipment and supplies, host the clinic and organize and schedule patients; Din and Terry Richardson helped GDR make initial contacts, find local sources for compressors and equipment, house supplies, and made countless trips to Home Depot and compressor stores in Playa; Larry and Jody Allen and Gary and Myrna Sparks helped to underwrite costs for clinics supplies; Turtle Bay and Jen Smith catered many, many meals to keep volunteers fed and happy and helped trouble shoot bringing patients to the clinic.

Global Dental Relief volunteers have been working since 2001 to bring dental care to children around the world. Over the last 20 years 3,715 volunteers have treated 198,000 children in India, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, Kenya, The United States, Guatemala and now in Mexico. 
GDR is always in need of donations and volunteers, as well as vacation home stays to auction off at our annual silent auction. Contact us by email or phone to learn more and get involved: email: [email protected] or call (303) 858 – 8857.

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