We generally have over 100 patients annually from the elementary schools of Laguna Niguel that have no dental insurance and whose parents haven't the money to afford dental care. Teaming with Ayuda International, a 501C3 organization, led by Rotarian Steve Bender, we host 75 USC dental students, supervising professors, dentists and orthodontists that provide dental hygiene education, x-rays and treatment for neglected dental conditions. Our Rotarians provide breakfast and lunch for the dental team, check-in patients between the hours of 8am to 1pm and volunteer to assist where necessary. Our club also has two Rotarians, a general dentist, Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dr. Bill Nguyen, orthodontist, that assist with patients and last year provided pro bono dental care to patients with very serious dental conditions that required additional care after the one day Free Dental Clinic. The Clinic is planned for early November 2018 at the Niguel Hills Middle School in Laguna Niguel.
Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)
The amount of the District 5320 match should be changed to $1,922 instead of $2,720 as shown on the original version of this district grant application. Correspondingly, the Rotary Club of Laguna Niguel will contribute $3,519 for a total of $5,441 for the 2018 Dental Clinic.
Bruce R.Birkeland, Chairman