In late November – early December, 2011, Dr. Abbey Horwitz and dental hygienist Amanda McClain-Knight traveled to Nicaragua with Physicians for Peace on a special mission to promote good dental care. Dr. Horwitz led the volunteer mission designed to help train Nicaraguan professionals on improving skills in dentistry through lectures and clinical demonstrations.
Dr. Horwitz said of the experience, “The mission to Nicaragua was an eye opener. Working with the faculty and staff at the dental school in León was such a gratifying experience. Their interest in the new techniques we brought and their obvious appreciation that we were there to help were heartwarming to our team.”
For over 20 years, Physicians for Peace has sent dedicated health professionals to underdeveloped countries for the purpose of teaching proper medical procedures and preventative care. Through education and training, PFP hopes medical professionals in these countries can continue to share expertise and in turn improve the overall health of men, women, and children in lesser economies.