The goals achieved by the Himalayan Dental Project during 2010 would not have been possible without the generosity and dedication of the following dentists and donors who shared their skills and contributions for the welfare of the good people of Ladakh.
Dr Sara Lassemillante – UKDr Sara Lassemillante arrives in Leh and is greeted by our project nurse Ms Yanchen DolmaDr Sara Lassemillante worked together with Yangchen for over a month and treated many of the students of Lamdon School-Leh for a wide range of serious dental conditions
Ally Ellmers and Kate Arlidge – New Zealand
Kate Arlidge and Ally Ellmers were 4th year dental students from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. They travelled to Ladakh at their own expense and worked together with Yangchen for three weeks to examine and treat hundreds of the students at Lamdon School. Kate & Ally helped set up the first comprehensive patient records of the 1,500 students at the school as well.
Hannah Jackman, Kate Yeaton and Jane Lovell
Hannah, Jane and Kate travelled all the way from Dundee University in Scotland to volunteer their skills as 4th year dental students. They first joined Dr. Myra Elliott’s team of 22 dentists, doctors and surgeons during the major health care expedition to Nubra Valley. They then stayed on in Ladakh and worked together with Dr. Dave Cauble from the USA to treat many of the students and staff at Lamdon School.
Dr. Dave Cauble – USA
Dr Dave Cauble came to Ladakh from his home and dental practice located in Bend, Oregon USA. For over a week Dr. Cauble worked 12+ hour days treating some of the most complex dental cases we’ve encountered in the project. He brought a great deal of relief and long term freedom from pain to a large number of people who were suffering from their conditions. Dave and his wife Lynn not only brought care and healing to many Ladakhis, but also made many friends and admirers during his volunteer mission. We all look forward to a return visit from Dr Cauble
Dr. Cathy Hsu
Cathy came to Ladakh and was a valuable member of Dr. Myra Elliott’s team of 22 dentists, doctors and surgeons during the major health care expedition to Nubra Valley. She then stayed on in Ladakh and worked together with Dr. Dave Cauble from the USA to treat many of the students and staff at Lamdon School. Cathy also worked with her companion Erik Koto who filmed a wonderful documentary of the medical mission to Nubra Valley
Dr. Madeleine Aslund
“Because of the devastating floods that ravaged Ladakh on August 6, 2010, Dr Madeleine Aslund was forced to reluctantly cancel her planned trip to Ladakh to volunteer her skills as a specialist periodontist. We all sincerely appreciate her dedication and efforts to come to Ladakh to help, but the massive destruction caused by the floods made it prudent and necessary for her to cancel. We hope that she will consider rescheduling her visit for another time.” Thanks Madeleine!!!
Dr. Steve Rogers
Is a renown specialist in oral & maxillofacial surgery. Dr Rogers lives in Bend, Oregon and has traveled extensively in the Himalayas of Nepal offering his sophisticated skills to the people of the Himalayas. Dr. Rogers is planning to come to Ladakh in 2011 and treat some of the more complex cases we have encountered during our remote village examination expeditions.
Without the generous donations for the following patrons and friends of Ladakh, the objectives of the Himalayan Dental / Medical Project would not be possible:
Pennie & Keith Jackson: Very generously donated funds for the purchase of all of the intraocular lens used by the surgeons performing cataract surgeries in Nubra Valley during the July 2010 expedition. Pennie Jackson also played a big role in assisting Dr. Myra Elliott with organizational logistics and also served as a member of the vision screening team in Nubra Valley
Dr Kelvin Chye: In conjunction with the Singapore Dental Association, Dr. Chye has trained many international students in Singapore in public oral health instruction. This has enabled the project to promote proper dental care to thousands of young people in Ladakh
Mr. Sandeep Saxenaof Colgate:Donated almost one thousand sets of toothbrush/toothpaste kits for free distribution during the dental camps in Ladakh
Mrs Wong Sioe Hong : Donated over one thousand pairs of corrective reading glasses for free distribution during the past two years of medical missions to Nubra Valley in Ladakh