Category Archives: Dental

Dental Report: November 18, 2017

Dentists: Dr. Rajasekaran, Dr. Roberto Salazar, Dr. Irais Lozano

Managers: Isabella Buhain, Kenny Jones

Volunteers: Matthew Tan, Angeli Poyaoan, Mariah Franco, Michelle Martinez, Joshua Mihalik

Procedures: COE (6x), Prophy (7x), FLV (3x), Sealant (17x), COMP (6x), AMA (2x), EXT (6x)

Clinic Notes

Today clinic was very productive! Thanks to Dr. Rajasekaran, Dr. Roberto Salazar, Dr. Irais Lozano, we were able to see a total of 11 patients and schedule 6 appointments for our December clinic. Unfortunately we arrived to clinic 1 hour later than usual and were not able to see all 24 patients who had originally signed up, but we were able to execute important procedures and evaluations. We have implemented a better system to make clinic run more smoothly, which includes a number system to find our patients easier and give te patients an idea of ther wait time an appoinment system so we can esure patients are coming each month until their treatment plan is successfully completed. We were utlzing 3 dental chairs; 2 of which were using our portable suction units. Dr. Rajasekaran, Dr. Roberto Salazar, and Dr. Irais Lozano provided quality patient care throughout the day, and our 5 chairside volunteers worked quickly and efficiently to ensure we could see as many patients as possible. We would like to thank Dr. Roberto Salazar and Dr. Irais Lozano for coming to work with us for the first time, we cannot wait to work with them again!

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

Isabella Buhain

Item List:

  • Gloves (S, M, L, XL)
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Fuji

Dental Report: June 17th, 2017

Dentists: Dr. Ivan Celis

Managers: Kenny Jones

Volunteers: Dellanira Alcuater

Procedures: LOE(6X), SRP (6x)

Clinic Notes

Clinic today wasn’t too bad! We were highly understaffed, however still managed to squeak out the same amount of work that usually happens with a single dentist. We originally had more than 22 patients on the waitlist and we can now see truly how much of a need for dentistry lies amongst the citizens of Ensenada. We will now be implementing a new system of recall and reminders soon to our patients as well as better preventative care OHI. We were able to perform 6 successful procedures and evaluations today with the managing and translating help of Dellanira Alcuater for clinic as I was able to run the floor procedures and assist Dr. Celis. We received all of our new chairs for the new building and how to install these new chairs by our next clinic of July 22nd!

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

Kenny Jones

Item List:

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

 

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

 

Dental Report: June 28, 2014

IMG_3217I had always been interested in attending one of the trips to Ensenada to volunteer in the Flying Sams’ dental clinic, but I was intimidated about not being picked to attend. However, I decided to sign-up for one the trips that took place at the end of June, and it was a decision that I was glad to have made. I was able volunteer as a chair-side assistant for the day. It was a great experience, and I cannot wait to do it again. It was such a rewarding opportunity to help these patients whom had gone years without seeing a dentist. They were truly grateful for the dental work and oral health instruction that we provided them.

The clinic was a lot smaller than I had originally expected since there is only one room where x-rays are done, the instruments are stored, and the patients are treated. When we initially arrived, we thought that it was going to be a slow clinic session because there were only a few patients in the waiting room. However, as the day progresses, more patients showed up, and the waiting room had families with children that came in for exams and cleanings. It was a long, productive day since we were able to see all nine patients, and we did not leave clinic till 6 p.m. Most of the procedures were cleanings, but we also extracted some baby teeth and did a composite filling. Many of the patients were scheduled to return the next clinic session to get their cavities filled. IMG_3216

Some of the procedures took longer than expected because the chair was needed for x-rays, so we had to wait to do seat patients for their treatment. In addition, many of the x-rays had to be retaken because we had difficulty developing them, which is why we had to schedule patients to return in order to get their caries filled. One of the most memorable parts of the trip was giving oral health instruction for the first time in Spanish. I have always been hesitant about using my Spanish in clinic because I am still learning dental terminology, but I was able to teach the patients how to properly brush and floss their teeth.

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