Howard Student Learns Tough Lessons About Dental Care in Haiti

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Howard Student Learns Tough Lessons About Dental Care in Haiti

FORT-LIBERTÉ, Haiti (June 27) – Here’s the harsh reality of dental care in Haiti.  In the northeast district, there are five dentists for more than 283,000 people.  Two of them are public, which means they are paid by the government.  The other three are private.  Consequently, when College of Dentistry student Akeylah Brown showed up with other members of the dentistry team to offer free care, they were swamped by anxious Haitians with serious dental needs.