U.S. Forces Help With Dental Care in Philippines
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
American Forces Press Service
MARAWI, Philippines, Feb. 24, 2010 – For the past 20 years, dental care has been somewhat of an afterthought in the Philippines, especially in the country’s southern provinces. But with help from the American military, health care professionals here are working to change that trend through education and outreach.
A Philippine dentist evaluates a young boy during a day of free dental care and awareness Feb. 22, 2010, in Mawari, Philippines. U.S. troops from Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines attended the event and provided much dental equipment to the clinic. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden