The first mission trip known as “Project Smile,” was conducted in 2020 in Belize City, Belize after receiving a grant from the Stewart Houston Trust, which allowed our team to do some much needed repairs in addition to the dental work. A team of volunteers from Georgia, Ohio, and Tennessee conducted this volunteer effort.
The hearing clinic saw numerous patients and gave out more than 27 hearing aids. The repair clinic performed multiple repairs to desks and chairs for students. As it relates to dental work, about 240 patients were served in a 4 day period, which was conducted by Dr. Maynard and his Wife Crystal, who is an Orthodontist. Work done included extractions, restorations, sealants, fluorides, and exams.
It was our pleasure to return to Belize in 2022 for our second Project Smile missions trip.
These photo galleries highlight the work being done, along with the volunteers and some of the patients who are recipients. Georgetown Family Dental and Dr. Maynard are blessed to be a part of this mission project. While the work is tiresome, including many long hours and days, the response from Dr. Maynard is that the work is “satisfying and gratifying,” knowing that others are able to benefit and receive much-needed treatment that is otherwise not available.