A little boy sits down with a crater in his tooth. A dentist approaches, injects the boy’s gums and fixes the crater. With no tears or complaints the little boy says, “Thank you.” Does this sound unlikely? Not when that child is lucky enough to receive dental care that 200,000 other children need.
Dr. Scott Dubowsky, DMD, FAGD, of Bayonne, spent a week in Jerusalem this past June volunteering for Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI) by helping children with their dental needs.
“The clinic can see 12,000 people per year, but when you figure about 200,000 kids a year could use the care – it’s just a drop in the bucket.”