The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation through the joint Global Outreach Project grant program are providing four dentists with $2,500 grants to fund their volunteer work providing oral and maxillofacial surgery care in the United States and around the world. Since 2015, oral and maxillofacial surgeons have received grants through the program to assist their volunteer efforts in underserved communities. Additionally, the program also offers each recipient $2,000 in health care products courtesy of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation. The 2017 grant recipients are:
- Joli Chou, DMD, MD, FACS — During a two-week surgical mission trip to Cameroon, Chou will join a medical team to provide about 50 oral and maxillofacial surgeries to patients and continuing education to local health care providers.
- William James Hall, DMD — For the past 5 years, Hall and three residents have performed oral surgery on more than 2,000 patients in Croix-des- Bouquets, Haiti. The grant will help fund a dental and medical clinic and supply it with products.
- Gary R. Parker, DDS — Parker will perform oral and maxillofacial surgery on patients from Cameroon. • Mark C. Paxton, DDS — Paxton, a volunteer for 28 years with the nonprofit Hearts In Motion, will help provide cleft lip and palate surgical care to patients in Latin America.
From MENTOR. January 2018;9(1): 13.