Wanted: One Million Cavitrons

Trip Start Dec 30, 2005
Trip End Jan 30, 2006

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Sunday, January 8, 2006

For all the non-dental folks wondering what the heck cavitrons are, they are these high powered sonic scalers that blast away tarter from teeth- us hygienists pray to the cavitron gods everynight, thanking them for inventing "THE CAVITRON". If we only had one million of them, instead of two, we could prevent India's future mouths from decaying away!! But we've done very well with what we had. Our team consists of three dentists, six hygienists and four non-dental people that are now professional light holders!! Unforunately our restorative kits were lost in Calgary prior to leaving, so we've only been able to extract teeth that aren't restorable and do loads of hygiene (there are no hygienists in India!!). What an experience this has been!! About 30 cleanings completed with one day to go. People that want treatment are waiting for hours everyday; it is incredible to see this and be a part of it. Words can not express how grateful and appreciative they are to recieve treatment- when there number is called it's like they've won the lottery! It has been so rewarding to be here and to be appreciated on such a level. My payment for my time here has been in smiles and in hugs- I will never forget the faces (and the teeth!) of the people I have met here. Off to Delhi to meet up with John now for some travel & fun!!
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regan29 on

The pictures were amazing Ry!! Looks like a very culutural and spiritual experience so far! That was an interesting mouth you showed, YIKES!! I hope they all aren't like that, your poor wrist will fall apart! Love you and miss you, keep up the great work!!

Love Reg xo

robbiejames on

Looks amazing..... WOW...
Hey there Ryallski looks like you're enjoying yourself. I can't believe how beautiful it is there. I might want to go there someday too. After Australia maybe... Ha ha. Hope things are going well for you and you had a great New Years. Just wanted to check to make sure you got there O.K. and to say hi of coarse. Take care and we'll drop you another line next week.


Robbie James

coreyb on

India....what an amazing place?!
Ry, great pictures...you always take great pictures! I hope all is well and that your not showing the boys over there too much skin...those scrubs can be pretty revealing you know!! hahaha!! No really looks like fun, i wish i was there.


lissinni on

Hello Friend
'Wow' is an under statement. The pictures are beautiful and your words should be insperation to us all. I'm so proud of you and the work you are doing to help others. Keep up the great work, I can't wait to hear all about it.

Lova Ya Babes

safire on

Hey, Ryall. It's wonderful that you are able to help these people out. I am envious that you are travelling the world while I sit in my office staring into the building across the street. I do enjoy your blogs and look forward to receiving more updates. Have a fabulous trip and hopefully it won't go by too quickly. Laurie

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