Sept 3rd Clinic Clean Up!

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During this clinic, we will be taking care of our outdated meds, sort out the patient histories, and organizing our vitals stations.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 (! Have a great summer!

What is Flying Sams?

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.

Flying Samaritans Primer – [date]

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

Patient flow:
Tray set ups:

Dental Room – Returning Patients
Waiting Area – Fluoride varnish, OHI, Vitals

 Clinic Reminders

Dental Assistants

-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 Tech

-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!!!

Contra Angle Bur Tool
Contra Angle Bur Tool
High Speed Bur Tool
High Speed Bur Tool







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.

Mexican Numbering System

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you may reach (insert name) at (#) or (insert name) at (#).

See y’all Saturday!

UCSD Flying Samaritans Dental Team