SOURCE: Thomas J. Strub, D.D.S., P.C.

Thomas J. Strub, D.D.S., P.C.

November 12, 2014 08:01 ET

Cedar Falls Dentist Provides Free Care to Hundreds on Dental Mission Trip to Belize

Dr. Thomas Strub and Other Volunteers Provided Free Dental Procedures for More Than 400 Patients in Dangriga, Belize

CEDAR FALLS, IA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2014) - Thomas Strub, DDS, a Cedar Falls dentist, recently returned from a dental mission trip to Dangriga, Belize, organized and sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church. The purpose of the mission was to help poverty-stricken communities have access to dental care. Dr. Strub and his team arrived in Belize City on July 17th, quickly making the trek to Dangriga to do their part in providing necessary treatment for those who needed it.

A blog post published on his practice's website titled, "Dr. Thomas Strub Recounts Belize Dental Mission Trip," shares additional details about the volunteer efforts. Once the team arrived in Dangriga, Dr. Strub says the volunteers created a temporary dental clinic in a Methodist school. They organized stations for taking in patients and triaging them into different categories. A separate area was sectioned off for anesthesia, oral surgery, and dental restoration procedures. Volunteers also taught patients about oral hygiene and gave out free toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss.

Dr. Strub says the volunteers had a steady flow of patients, with many waiting in line hours before the clinic opened. Although Dangriga has a state-sponsored dentist, Dr. Strub notes that she lacks enough supplies to meet the overwhelming demand. Dr. Strub says the state-sponsored dentist expressed her gratitude for the volunteer's efforts and community service to help impoverished people in Belize.

The volunteers performed 572 extractions, 223 fillings, and 250 composites for 428 total patients during their mission trip from July 17th to the 24th. Overall, Dr. Strub estimates the volunteers donated a quarter of a million dollars worth of dental treatment to the citizens of Dangriga.

Dr. Strub says his love for volunteering has inspired him to help people all over the world, including Honduras, Panama, India, and Jamaica. He says he plans on returning to Belize next year to set up the clinic again. "I continue to be humbled at how much more I receive from these mission trips than I ever give back."

About Thomas J. Strub, DDS, PC

Dr. Thomas Strub received his dental degree from the University of Iowa School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, and many other organizations. Dr. Strub volunteers for a variety of non-profit organizations during his spare time, including Give Kids a Smile and the Donated Dental Services Program. His practice offers cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and restorative dentistry services to the Cedar Falls and Waterloo communities. Dr. Strub is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Thomas Strub and his practice, please visit strubdds.com or facebook.com/StrubDDS.

To view the original source of this press release, click here: http://www.strubdds.com/news-room/cedar-falls-dentist-provides-free-care-to-hundreds-on-dental-mission-trip-to-belize/

Contact Information

  • Dr. Thomas Strub
    715 Bluegrass Circle
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    (319) 266-3545

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