September 05, 2012

Dental Clinic Opens in Cambodia

Ashley Wilkins, R. N. - Hand of Hope Medical Outreach Director

If you ever had to endure the pain of a cavity, a root canal or an abscessed tooth for a day or two, you know how terribly painful of an experience that can be. Imagine living with that unbearable pain not for days or even weeks, but for months and sometimes years. For some people in Pursat, Cambodia who do not have access to good dental care, that excruciating pain can be a normal way of life. Not any longer. On a visit to the Hand of Hope Health Center in Pursat earlier this year, Joyce asked if the people in the region had access to good quality dental care to which the answer was “no.” Joyce decided to do something about that.

Today, thanks to the support of our partners, there is a state-of-the-art dental clinic in Pursat complete with a full-time dentist, dental assistant, dental chair, an x-ray machine and dental instruments. The dental clinic is part of the Hand of Hope Health Center in Pursat and is open 5 days a week – treating almost 20 patients every day! Patients are given an education on good oral hygiene and how important it is to their overall health. Something as simple as a qualified dentist and the right equipment is making a wonderful difference in the lives of the people of Cambodia. Seeing a need and filling it is a very practical way to help people and show the love of Christ.

Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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