Through collaboration with major humanitarian organizations in the United States and Austria, a second portable dental control unit will be purchased in May of 2009. Rota-Dent, under the direction of Mr. LeRoy Benham and the sponsorship of Rotary Clubs of Newberg, Oregon are making available world class dental equipment at subsidized prices for humanitarian dental projects around the world.
The A-dec Company of Newberg, Oregon have long been recognized as industry standard dental equipment manufacturers. For over 40 years, the founders of A-dec, Ken & Joan Austin, have maintained a mission statement of quality, innovation and altruism. We are very grateful for this wonderful opportunity to purchase the A-dec Pac-1 portable dental station and chair for our project in Ladakh. It would not be possible without Rota-Dent and the sponsorship of The Rotary Clubs of Newberg, Oregon. In a similar humanitarian alliance, the excellent quality high & low speed handpieces included in the unit were provided by W&H Handpiece company of Austria. The Malata family of W&H generously collaborate with the Salzburg Rotary Club to make their splendid handpieces available to humanitarian dental projects around the world.
The portable control unit and chair was picked up in Oregon, then transported to Singapore and then on to Leh in order to be available for the international dental teams that came to Ladakh in the summer of 2009. It performed beautifully during the dental expedition in the remote Nubra Valley and will serve the project for many years to come.