Our next clinic trip will be held on Saturday, October 15th. So far, Dr. Patel has signed up as overseeing physician. Clinic coordinator will email/post the sign up link closer to the clinic date. sign up here
Total # of volunteers: 16 volunteers ( 5 volunteers from SDSU)
Names of Volunteers:
# of Health Professionals:
Health Professionals: 3 (Dr. Patel, Dr. Raja (our first dentist), and Chinnu)
There was an 87 yo lady that came by herself. It seemed like she doesn’t get that much attention from home.
The Flying Samaritans at UCSD will be having our first GBM Wednesday of 3rd week (Oct 12th) 8PM in the Earl Warren Room on the 3rd floor of Price Center West. You can come learn about our organization and Dr. Patel, our founding doctor and advisor for the past 10 years, will share his experiences.
Thank you ooshirts.com for not only kindly redrawing our apparently low-resolution image but delivering our shirts a full 3 DAYS EARLY (w no extra charge for shipping!). T-shirts are now included with paid membership! (including those of you who paidover the summer)
Dr. Patel will act as overseeing physician at our upcoming clinic trip on Saturday, September 17th. Link for sign ups:
September 3rd will be our next clinic in Ensenada, and would like to inform you that Flying Sams would love to have you join us! Please fill out the sign-up sheet below if you are interested in coming with us. (If link does not show up, please copy and paste URL onto address bar):
During this clinic, we will be taking care of our outdated meds, sort out the patient histories, and organizing our vitals stations. There will be no overseeing physician, but we will be doing work important to the operation of our clinic. Volunteers who come will get free, yes FREE, membership, and will not pay a clinic fee (a $40 value!!)
Please feel free to contact Angela Yu if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org)! Have a great summer!
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So far, Dr. Patel has confirmed as overseeing physician. Sign up link:
(copy and paste if it doesn’t work: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGNjLXAtTnFnd200Tkpfdk15WGN3cnc6MA#gid=0)
Flying Sam(aritan)s is a medical service club at the University of California, San Diego in association with the non-profit service organization, The Flying Samaritans Inc. We are dedicated to providing free medical services to the underprivileged people of Mexico through a clinic staffed entirely of volunteer physicians, nurses, medical and pre-medical students.
Hello Flying Sams,
Here’s a quick look at what to expect tomorrow.
Meet Up: UCSD Stein Clinical Parking Lot @ 6:30a, leave at 7:00a
Tentative Clinic Hours: 9a-2p
General Things to Bring
-Passport or the equivalent
-Come prepared with your scrubs, name tag, and gown
-Snacks, water (Lunch is late and you will get hungry, bring food)
-$30 clinic fee, drivers exempt
-Extra cash for tacos/souvenirs/snacks at the taco shop and border
-X-ray tech: bring copy of X-ray certificate
-Dentist: headlight, if desired
Clinic Session Info
Tray set ups:
Dental Room – Returning Patients
Waiting Area – Fluoride varnish, OHI, Vitals
-First thing to do upon arriving is to wipe down all surfaces, especially the counter tops and X-ray machine. You can set up the chair, light, and suction tips with disposables located in the portable drawer.
-Turn on unit by turning switch on two walls + the red switch near tubes (should be parallel)
-There is a clean tray with available instruments/materials. Once instruments/materials are used, place in the dirty tray.
-Amalgamator should be set to 10 seconds. Open amalgam capsule with metal X-ray guide holder.
-Double check with dentist if a patient can receive Fluoride Varnish since it’s given every 6 months.
-Write name, procedure, and NV on whiteboard.
Write down on chart the procedure done and NV.
-X-ray exposure time should be set to .10
-Dip film in developer and fixer for 30 sec. each
-LABEL film using available mounts: Name, date, tooth #
Everyone: These are handpiece tools. DO NOT LOSE!!!
Day of: Let’s spread the word of our next clinic (insert date)!
Mexican Numbering System
The mouth is divided into quadrants 1-4 and 5-8 for primary teeth. From the center they count back to come up with a double digit number.
See y’all Saturday!
UCSD Flying Samaritans Dental Team