Project: Mobile Dental Clinic 2020-21


Project Name Mobile Dental Clinic 2020-21
Full Description

The Armenian Dental Society of California has partnered with The Paros Foundation in order to help revive its mobile dental clinic and help bring dental care for residents living in Armenia's remote and/or poverty stricken villages. Dental hygiene is commonly overlooked in many of these communities due to several reasons. Dental supplies and dental care are either very hard to find or too expensive for residents in these villages to afford.

To date, the Mobile Dental Clinic has served over 100,000 patients. Drs. Gary Kevorkian and Jack Bayramyan have taken the lead to help secure funding for the clinic. Sponsorship of this project will help raise the funds needed to keep the mobile clinic in operation. The clinic has two dentists, a nurse, a driver on staff  who travel along with the mobile clinic and provide dental care for village residents. Dentists from the US have the opportunity to join the two local dentists on a volunteer basis. $2,500 will help keep the mobile clinic working for one month. Dental care provided by the mobile clinic will include basic child oral care and education, cleanings, fillings and other basic care.

Need

Dental supplies and dental clinics are very hard to find or too expensive for residents living in Armenia's remote and/or poverty stricken villages. This can cause a lifetime of dental problems and oral disease. Residents living in these areas are in need of dental care in order to be able to prevent serious dental issues in the future.

Category Humanitarian
Start Date Immediate
Project Duration 24 months from start date
Region Armenia
City/Village All
Partner/s Armenian Dental Society of California
Sponsor/s Open to the public
Project Budget $60,000
Amount Needed $54,000
Short Term Impact

Residents of remote and poverty stricken villages will be visited by the mobile dental clinic and receive basic dental care. In addition, two dentists from Armenia will be hired to work alongside volunteer dentists from the United States.

Long Term Impact

Residents of remote and poverty stricken villages will have a decreased chance of tooth decay and serious oral issues in their future.

Sponsor Benefit Your donation to sponsor the Mobile Dental Clinic will be recognized on The Paros Foundation website and in all appropriate press related to this important project.


Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsor(s) for their support of this project:

2017
Club Giggles (CA-USA)
Mrs. Flora Dunaians (CA-USA)
Ms. Lida Friberg (MI-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Vahe & Shakeh Hayrapetian - VSCH Holding (CA-USA)
Dr. & Mrs. Edmond & Linda Mgdesyan - Malibu Canyon Dental (CA-USA)
Dr. Arsen Oganesyan (CA-USA)
Mr. Ray Ovanessian (CA-USA)
Mr. James Shenouda & Mrs. Siranush Artsrunyan (CA-USA)
Dr. Charles Tatosian (CA-USA)
Mr. Vrej Zakarian & Mrs. Francine Gyechkyan (CA-USA)


This project needs $54,000 to be fully implemented.

Send your donations through PayPal to account@paros-foundation.org

Or send checks made out to "The Paros Foundation" to:

The Paros Foundation,
918 Parker Street, A14,
Berkeley, CA 94710


Sponsor Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the Mobile Dental Clinic will be recognized on The Paros Foundation website and in all appropriate press related to this important project.