Dr. Greg Psaltis, renowned Pediatric Dentist and ADLN BOD Member, came with his team in May, 2016 to launch the ADLN Free Pediatric Dental Clinic. This Clinic specializes in care for children. Many future dental and general health issues can be resolved by seeing children at a young age.
Before finishing our Building Project we had used a dental office with only one chair. Even so, the team treated 40 to 60 children per clinic. With our new ADLN Dental Suite, we have three pediatric chairs, which will double or triple our impact each session. Multiple sessions are held every year so that the number of children receiving care has now risen to more than 600 each year.
Dr. Psaltis planned and designed the Dental Suite and the ADLN Dental Program for the future. These clinics produce an average worth of $20,000 Dollars of in-kind volunteer dental work for the children of Los Cabos each time. Over the 15 years that Dr. Psaltis has led this effort the total value is now approaching US $1,000,000.
To date, more than 100 different volunteers have come to work in the clinic, several of them more than once. Personnel from the United States, Mexico and Canada have participated with 12 states in the USA, 5 states in Mexico and 2 provinces in Canada having been represented.