Winnipeg Dentists Plan for Mission Trip to Jamaica

March 31, 2016

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – The dental team at Avant Dental Care, a comprehensive Winnipeg cosmetic dental office, is gearing up for its second annual dental mission trip to Jamaica.

Four staff members of Avant Dental Care, led by owners Drs. Nathan Jeal and Bao-Tran Nguyen, will visit the country this spring to deliver oral health care packages and provide dental services to citizens in the remote areas of the country.

“We were very fortunate to take part in our first dental mission trip last year, and we were eager to get back to Jamaica and again lend a hand,” Dr. Nguyen said. “So many of the citizens do not have access to regular dental care and can benefit from simply spending a few minutes with a dental professional.”

Before embarking on the dental mission trip, the Avant Dental Care team is asking for donations from its Winnipeg community. The staff is collecting donations in the office or through the practice’s PayPal business account. For each $20 donation, donors will receive $100 off treatment at any of Avant Dental Care’s two locations. All proceeds will go toward Caribbean Health Outreach Inc., a certified nonprofit organization.

During last year’s dental mission trip, Drs. Jeal and Nguyen treated more than 200 children and adults and even met with the Jamaican Minister of Health. Just 15 percent of Jamaica’s 2.5 million citizens have access to regular dental care.

“Everyone is very excited to work very hard for those in need,” Dr. Nguyen said. “We hope to see some of the same people that we treated last year and reach out to even more citizens. Our goal is to treat dental issues and teach patients that a healthier mouth means a healthier life.”

Avant Dental Care is a comprehensive dental provider that includes two dental offices around the Winnipeg area. The locations include Lorette Family Dental Care and Winnipeg Square Dental Centre.

Drs. Jeal and Nguyen both hold dental degrees from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. They have completed hundreds of hours in continuing education across North America to provide all phases of dentistry to their patients.

Avant Dental Care provides care in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and dental implants. The practice is a leading Winnipeg Invisalign provider, and the doctors travel extensively to stay current and learn from top educators in the field.

Avant Dental Care combines professionalism with state-of-the-art technology to provide gentle and complete dental care. The offices have computers in their operatories and use CEREC same-day crowns. Using CEREC, the Avant Dental Care dental team can prepare and set permanent crowns in just one visit.

In addition to cosmetic services, Avant Dental Care provides dental implants for patients with missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace single missing teeth or to secure dentures. Dr. Jeal recommends that patients consider dental implants because the implants preserve jawbone and anchor permanent restorations. Dental implants can be placed with a very high success rate, and they produce about 90 percent of the biting force of natural teeth.


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