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The Swing Set

To the right of the Peronia clinic entrance, nestled between the patient education stations and the clinic administrative building stands a new installation – one that has nothing to do with dentistry, and everything to do with the individual efforts …

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Patient Education Stations

In Guatemala, as in most impoverished countries, preventive dental care is an unheard of term. Just keeping food on the table, managing illness and staying safe are the biggest priorities for families. Going to the dentist, if one is available, …

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Etelvina’s Kids

Every morning Nun Etelvina Zepeda Abrego arises to greet her young residents at Hogar Marina Guirola Leal. “Como amanacio?”, she asks each one (a good morning greeting in her native Spanish.) as she begins another day of caring for the …

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The Swing Set

To the right of the Peronia clinic entrance, nestled between the patient education stations and the clinic administrative building stands a new installation – one that has nothing to do with dentistry, and everything to do with the individual efforts …

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Third Anniversary of Peronia Clinic

Three years ago today the Open Wide Peronia clinic opened its doors and our first volunteer team went to work. Thinking back I realize how much we had to learn. Our very first set of patients were five first graders …

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A Note of Reflection and Gratitude…

During this holiday time of reflection and gratitude, Open Wide is front and center for me. I can’t believe it’s been four years since the founders sat down to put legs on a dream that had been percolating in our …

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Special Needs Week at the Peronia Clinic

Open Wide Foundation sponsored their first Special Needs Week in the Peronia clinic September 22 -25. A team of U.S. & Canadian specialist volunteers treated 87 patients performing 351 procedures; each one needing special accommodations due to their severe mental …

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Peronia Model Dental Clinic

Peronia clinic has become a model dental clinic in Guatemala. It is already considered the highest technological dental clinic in Central America. With the future plans for a CEREC and Digital Panoramic X-ray, donated by individuals and industry partners, exciting …

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