The Children’s Dentistry project has consisted of a major collaboration with a number of agencies here in Oregon and in the Ukraine. This project was spearheaded by Dr. Bill Paul, a retired dentist in Corvallis, who traveled to Uzhhorod with his dental equipment technician, Scott Lahey, of Burkhart Dental Supply, to install the equipment that was needed for this project, as identified in the on-going information.
In its early beginnings, CSCA-U secured awaiting funds from AIHA to complete a shipment to the Family Medicine Clinic in Uzhhorod. The shipment consisted of a dental chair, light, x-ray unit, autoclave, cabinets, instruments and restorative materials for an adult dental operatory. Total value is close to $17,000. We have also received other dental equipment donations from dental manufactures with a value of about $5,000.
In addiiton, CSCA-U also received a donation from Austin Dental Equipment Company (ADEC) of a chair, light, and unit to be used for the new pediatric dental room. This facility will be used for dental care for the Chaslivtsi Orphanage children and for disabled children at the rehabilitation center. Total value is $16,000.
Also, the Corvallis Rotary Club through its matching fund program with Rotary International had awarded us $24.000 to be used to completely set up the new pediatric room. This allowed us the opportunity to equip this facility in a first-class manner.
The Velyky Berezny polyclinic has provided a fluoride rinse and toothbrush program at the public school #14, the Chaslivtsi boarding school, and the Pavlovo farm home.
Drs. Ivan Chopey and Paul Pakolesnik at the Family Medicine Clinic, Uzhhorod, have been quite delighted about this project. The children are treated at no charge.It is our hope that the facility will also be used for teaching medical students about dentistry and for post-graduate instruction for local dentists.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The New Dental Office