At Wood Creek Dental we are committed to using our unique skills to give back to our community and people in need around the world. For the last decade, we have traveled to Ecuador each year to give free dental and eye care to impoverished children and families in the remote Andean mountain villages.
“Each one of us in this world is uniquely gifted and talented to fulfill roles that are 'given' to us. Often, it just takes a willingness to expand beyond the borders of our comfort zone." – Dr. Dale Hunt
In July 2016, although Dr. Hunt was medically “sidelined” at the last minute for the trip, Dr. Katie McDaniel stepped up and led the team of 13 to the Andean village of Pachancho. Our team was warmly welcomed by the indigenous men, women, and children of the area.
In partnership with One Heart Global Ministries, we donated time, skills, and services to roughly 200 patients in a makeshift dental clinic. Members of the team also set up an eye clinic and gave vision screenings, fitting those in need with eyewear donated once again by Surgeons for Sight.
This marks the 10th trip to Ecuador by a team of Wood Creek Dental doctors, staff, family and friends who have served and fallen in love with the people in this region of the world.
Dr. Dale Hunt and a group from Wood Creek Dental traveled once again to Ecuador this summer to share dental treatment and other services to those who would otherwise go without such care. This trip included ministering in some of the remote villages surrounding the base of the Andes Mountains, just outside the city of Riobamba.
In the last 6 years, Dr. Hunt, his wife Joanne, and their various travel teams have partnered with One Heart Global Ministries’ year-round efforts, assisting them in reaching 261 of the 1300 outlying villages with donations of shoes, pharmaceuticals, eye glasses (donated by Surgeons for Sight), dental care, and medical attention.
Read the article, “Beyond the Borders,” highlighting the 2015 trip.