All posts by Anika Balse

Dental Report: May 20, 2017

Dentists: Dr. Alejandro Urdaneta, Dr. Asyah Marsh, Dr. Susie Kim, Dr. Nataly Salazar

Managers: Isabella Buhain, Kenny Jones

Volunteers: Angeli Poyaoan, Brandon

Procedures: COE(9X), LOE(1X), EXT(9X), COMP(11X), IRM(1X), Prophy(2X), SRP-UR(1X)

Clinic Notes

Today clinic was very productive. We were able to see 14 patients thanks to Dr. Alejandro Urdaneta, Dr. Asyah Marsh, Dr. Susie Kim, Dr. Nataly Salazar from Western University. We arrived to clinic at approximately 8:00am with 18 patients on our waitlist. We accommodated all patients that were willing to stay and have their necessary treatments executed. We were able to utilize all 3 chairs and a second portable suction unit, which helped make our day more productive. All 3 dental chairs need the suction to be repaired but the portable suction unit helped us execute the necessary procedures. Dr. Alejandro Urdaneta, Dr. Asyah Marsh, Dr. Susie Kim, Dr. Nataly Salazar provided patient care throughout the day and were willing to stay until 5:30pm in order to successfully complete 14 evaluations/procedures. It was a pleasure working with Western University and we cannot wait to work with them again in June!

Thank you to the Flying Sams for providing such helpful and accessible treatment for those in need!

Isabella Buhain

Item List:

  • Bibs
  • Bib Clips
  • Gloves
  • Face Masks
  • Wells

Dental Report: April 22, 2017

Dentists: Dr. Ivan Celis, Dr. Anu Raja  

Managers: Isabella Buhain

Volunteers: Najeeb Frangool, Jona Capino, Allende Esquivel
  
Procedures: COE (4X), LOE (1X), COMP (2X), AMA (1X), SEAL (4X), EXT (3X), AMA Polish (1X), BWXR (1X), PA (1X)

Clinic Notes

Today clinic was very successful. We were ale to see 9 patients thanks to Dr. Ivan Celis and Dr. Anu Raja. We arrived to clinic at approximately 9:30am with only 6 patients on our waitlist initially, and 16 on our waitlist by the end of the day. We accommodated all patients that were willing to stay and have their necessary treatments executed. We were able to reorganize our supply closet in order to make it more efficient to locate necessary items. With the help of one of our volunteers, we were able to use our x-ray machine and successfully develop the films so that our doctors could better evaluate our patients. Both dental chairs need the suction vacuum to be repaired, but the portable suction unit helped us execute the necessary procedures. Dr. Ivan Celis and Dr. Anu Raja provided patient care throughout the day, which resulted in 9 successful evaluations/procedures and 3 appointments for the next clinic trip. It was a pleasure working with both doctors, and we hope to have more productive clinic trips like this one!

Thank you to the Flying Sams for providing such helpful and accessible treatment for those in need!

Isabella Buhain

Item List:

  • Bug Spray/Catchers
  • Cotton Rolls
  • X-ray developer clips
  • Tray Covers
  • Portable Suction Unit
  • X-Ray Lead Apron

Dental Report: March 25, 2017

Dentists: Dr. Leila Jindeel, Dr. Anu Raja

Managers: Kenny Jones, Isabella Buhain

Volunteers: Najeeb Frangool, Jona Capino, Nicole Reitz, Dellanira Alcuater

Procedures: EXT (2X), COE (3X), LOE (1X), COMP (3X), IRM (2X), SDF (8X), Re-cement Bridge

Clinic Notes

Today clinic ran very smoothly. Thanks to Dr. Leila Jindeel and Dr. Anu Raja, we were able to see a total of 10 patients. We originally had 15 people on the waitlist and we accommodated all patients that were willing to stay and have their necessary treatments executed; 10 patients were treated, 5 patients were no-shows. We arrived to clinic a little later than usual, but we were able to see all patients who were present and leave at the regular time. Dr. Leila Jindeel and Dr. Anu Raja provided quality patient care throughout the day, our 3 chairside volunteers worked efficiently, and our Spanish translator helped the our dentists communicate with the patients. Both chairs need to have the suction vacuum repaired; a portable suction unit was used.

Thank you to the Flying Sams for providing such helpful and accessible treatment for those in need!

Isabella Buhain

Clinic Notes

  • Cut Matrix Strips
  • Root Canal materials
  • Denture Lab
  • Spatulas
  • DI Water

Dental Report: February 25, 2017

Dentists: Dr. Ivan Celis, Dr. Leila Jindeel

Managers: Kenny Jones, Isabella Buhain

Volunteers: Najeeb Frangool, Nava Nowamooz

Procedures: GI (1X), COMP(3X), IRM (1X), AMA (1X), Bleaching (1X), RCT referral (1X), Prophy (2X), UR PA (1X)

Clinic Notes

Today was our first day working in the new clinic building. We were able to see 9 patients thanks to Dr. Ivan Celis and Dr. Leila Jindeel. We arrived to clinic an hour later than anticipated, which resulted in a late start to the clinic that day. We originally had 14 people on our waitlist, and we accommodated all patients that were willing to stay and have their necessary treatments executed; we treated 9 patients, 2 patients were no-shows, and 2 patients were unable to be seen due to time restrictions. The new clinic building was functional, and we were able to run it efficiently after locating necessary materials and completing the clinic set up. Both dental chairs need the suction vacuum to be repaired. Dr. Ivan Celis and Dr. Leila Jindeel provided patient care throughout the day, which resulted in 9 successful evaluations/procedures. It was a pleasure working with both doctors and we look forward to working with them on many more trips.

Thank you to the Flying Sams for providing such helpful and accessible treatment for those in need!

Isabella Buhain

Item List

  • Barrier Sleeves
  • Tray Covers
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Glass Ionomer
  • Gloves (S,M,L)
  • IRM powder and liquid

Dental Report: January 28, 2017

Dentists: Dr. Ivan Celis

Managers: Kenny Jones, Isabella Buhain

Volunteers: Kenny Jones, Bella Buhain, Andrew Mikhail

Procedures: COE (4x), COMP (2x), Fluoride Varnish (2x),

Clinic Notes

Clinic went very well today, unfortunately we couldn’t see high volumes of patients due to only having one dentist and no running water, but we still had important cleanings and exams done in order to prevent further complications. We were able to transport all materials to the new clinic and create an updated inventory list of what is being kept there.

We originally had 12 people on the waitlist and by the end of the day we had 4 patients leave due to wait time.

We accommodated all patients that were willing to stay and have their necessary treatments executed. We originally had 12 people on the waitlist; unfortunately 4 patients signed up and did not show up to receive the necessary treatment or were no longer waiting once we checked in on triage.

Dr. Celis provided patient care throughout the day, which, resulted in 5 successful evaluations/procedures. It was a pleasure having Dr.Celis with us on the clinic trip and we look forward to many more trips to come. A family of 6 was referred to the Norcal and the next Flying Sams trip.

Thank you to the Flying Sams for providing such helpful and accessible treatment for those in need!

Isabella Buhain

Dental Report: October 22, 2016

Dentists: Dr. Iman Attar
Managers: Kenny Jones, Isabella Buhain
Volunteers: Angeli Poyaoan, Jazmin Jones, Fayrouz Alkhouri, Maan Frangool
Procedures:  COE (5x), COMP (3x), Fluoride Varnish (2x), SXR (3x)

Clinic Notes

Clinic went very well today, though we couldn’t see high volumes of patients due to only having one dentist and no running water, we still had important cleanings and exams done in order to prevent further complications. We were able to transport a lot of materials to the new clinic and create an updated inventory list of what is being kept there.

We originally had 12 people on the waitlist and by the end of the day we had 4 patients leave due to wait time.
We accommodated all patients that were willing to stay and have their necessary treatments executed. We originally had 12 people on the waitlist; unfortunately 4 patients signed up and did not show up to receive the necessary treatment or were no longer waiting once we checked in on triage.
Dr. Iman provided patient care throughout the day, which, resulted in 5 successful evaluations/procedures. It was a pleasure having Dr.Iman with us on the clinic trip and we look forward to many more trips to come. A family of 6 was referred to the Norcal and the next Flying Sams trip.
Thank you to the Flying Sams for providing such helpful and accessible treatment for those in need!

Isabella Buhain

Items Needed

  • Portable Suction Unit
  • Large Gloves
  • New or working slow speeds
  • Prophy Cups
  • Straight Nose Handpiece

Dental Report: August 27, 2016

Dentists: Dr. Ahmed Nagy, Dr. Iman Attar
Managers: Kenny Jones, Allende Esquivel (CM), Enrique Corona (FM)
Volunteers: Jessica Yi, Madonna Kondes,
X-ray Tech: Fayrouz Alkhouri

Procedures:  COE (3x), BW (x), PA (x), Comp (x), Ext (1x), Fluoride Varnish (x), OHI (2x)

Clinic Notes

Clinic went very well today, though we didn’t have high volumes of patients we still had important cleanings and exams in order to prevent further complications.

We originally had a family of 5 on the waitlist and by the end of the day we had 10 patients signed up for dental.

We accommodated all patients that were willing to stay and have their necessary treatments executed. However, 4 patients signed up and did not show up to receive the necessary treatment or were no longer waiting once we checked in on triage.

Dr. Ahmed and Dr. Iman continuously swapped out providing patient care throughout the day, which, resulted in 6 successful evaluations/procedures. It was a pleasure having both doctors with us on the clinic trip and we look forward to many more trips to come. One patient came in to check if they could get a night guard and another patient was set to have a root canal at a later date.

Thank you to the Flying Sams for providing such helpful and accessible treatment for those in need!

Kenny Jones

Item List

  • Algernate Mat
  • Anesthetic
  • Garrison Clamps
  • Line Solution
  • Alcohol Dispenser
  • Tip Covers
  • Medium Sterilization Bags
  • Bibs
  • “2L” Bottles
  • Air/Water Tips
  • Space Retainers
  • Formocresol or fernic sulfate
  • S/M/L Gloves

 

Spring GBM #1: Standing Out in the Medical School Application Process

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It’s not too late to get involved! Come to our first GBM of Spring Quarter to hear about our mission and how you can be a part of it. This will also be a great time for any last minute questions you may have about 17′-18′ Executive Board Applications!

Our guest speaker, Rob Humbracht from Passport Admissions, will be giving us creative approaches to the medical school application process. Perfect for anyone who is applying this cycle or anytime in the future!

This is a clinic point event. Hope to see you there!

3/25 Clinic

Clinic Report: March 25, 2017 @ Enseñada

Coordinators: Anthony Talaugon

Patients seen: 15

A majority of the volunteers and all 4 providers met at the Stein Clinical Parking lot at 5:30am. An earlier group that consisted of a co-president, Jennifer Corona, and 4 volunteers met at 5:15am and departed at 5:30am in order to set up clinic before the rest of the group arrived. The larger group, consisting of 3 cars, left UCSD at 6:00am and arrived at clinic around 8:30am. When we arrived there were only a few patients present who were signed up for medical treatment, while the rest of the patients trickled in throughout the day. We possibly will need to clarify to Maria Elena that we will be starting clinic earlier so that more patients are signed up by the time we get there. Sending an earlier car was useful and allowed clinic to begin faster. A total of 15 medical patients were seen. 7 of the patients were children. Dr. Pfeiffer only treated the children while Dr. Horton and Dr. McCauley only treated the adults. Dental saw 10 patients. We left clinic around 2:00pm, ate lunch at Tacos El Poblano, and headed to the border. Our co-president, Cassidy Koo, drove a car with only the providers on the way back because she had a passport card and could help providers get home faster. We got to the border around 5:00pm, crossed, and got back to UCSD around 8:30pm.

February 25th Clinic Photo

Clinic Report: February 25, 2017 @ Enseñada

Coordinators: Andres Perkins and Natalie Albasha

Patients Seen: 18

We left Stein in two waves, planned as a 5am wave and a 645am wave. This was due to a short-notice declaration by the Mayor of Ensenada that he was going to visit the clinic site at 9am. We would have all left early, but some providers were not comfortable with waking up so early/ driving in the dark. One of the drivers arrived late to the 5am wave, but they still got there at about 9am and saw about two patients until the second got there. There was a little bit of disorganization and confusion as we set up. This was due to one of the consult rooms being damaged by the recent rain (which we ended up using as a consult room anyway, as suggested by the provider using it), the Mayor walking around with members of Rotary Vista and Rotary Ensenada, and setting up of EMR. This was the first trip that EMR was to be implemented, and there were many problems. First, there were syncing issues due to login problems, volunteers were unprepared (which was my fault), and there was syncing issues between the pharmacy, lab, and consult stations. We eventually switched back to paper for the last half of the clinic. I sent the providers back early (due to requests) with Juan Moreno, a Spanish-speaking officer with cell service in Mexico, that knew the way back. Also, Dr. Horton drove herself and Abel across, since they both could go in the sentry lane. They got back around 730pm. The rest of us ate tacos and got back around 830pm.