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