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DVI dentist’s friends and family knit scarves for DVI’s patients

Dr. George Lee from Texas volunteered with us for his second time this winter, and this time he brought something extra-special with him. His wife, Mrs. Eun-Cho Lee, and her friends Mrs. Myung-Sin Kim and Mrs. Suk-Ja Seo, knitted bright, … Continue reading

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The Girl From the Flower Gate

G, a Muslim girl from the Old City near the Flower Gate, arrived at DVI for the first time on December 11, 2011, in extreme pain. G’s father brought her in on an emergency basis,  and with one look at … Continue reading

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Computerizing the Clinic!

DVI is going paperless! Step 2 of our “Computerizing the Clinic” project is now complete, with computers at every dental station. All new treatments are entered into each child’s computer file. Last year, we received a digital, panoramic X-Ray through … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Pirkko Viitala

Dr. Viitala is a veteran dentist from Finland, who has been volunteering at the DVI clinic since 1987. Dr. Viitala has been practicing dentistry since 1977, and currently works in a municipal clinic where she treats children and adults. Here … Continue reading

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Dr. Jeff Blum a long time DVI Volunteer has passed away

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Jeff Blum, a long-time DVI volunteer. Dr. Blum practiced Pediatric Dentistry for nearly 30 years. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine … Continue reading

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Oral Health Education Outreach Project

Preventative oral health care is one of the backbones of the Trudi Birger Dental Clinic, and we are very proud of our Oral Health Education Outreach Project, which has expanded significantly since its inception a couple of years ago, reaching … Continue reading

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Visit from Dr. Joel Berg – Dean of UW School of Dentistry

DVI was honored to have Dean of the UW School of Dentistry, Dr. Joel Berg visit the Dental Volunteers for Israel with Professor Anna Fuks and Dr. Roy Petel. Dr. Berg also heads the AAPD. Dr. Berg hopes to help … Continue reading

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More Paediatric Dentists than ever volunteered at the clinic in 2011-12!

Thirteen Paediatric Dentists have volunteered in DVI between November 2011 and July 2012, a clinic record! Renowned Pedodontists include Dr. Charles Lekic, Head of Pediatric Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba, Canada and Dr. Gerald … Continue reading

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Jonah the Whale Textile Project – An Update

UK textile artist, Lynne Stein, accompanied her dentist husband, Robbie Wolfson this May to work on a second textile project for DVI. This piece depicts elements of the story of Jonah, with a large sparkly blue whale as its focal … Continue reading

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Henry Schein Cares – Annual Shipment Arrives!

In late April 2012, a large shipment of dental supplies arrived at the Trudi Birger Dental Clinic, the annual donation from Henry Schein Cares. As you can see from the photo, the materials completely filled our classroom! Henry Schein, Inc. … Continue reading

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