July 8, 2019
Volunteer with East Mississauga CHC Dental Program
Volunteer Since: 2017
What brought you to LAMP?
I was looking to volunteer at senior public health centre, so I did search online and I fond the East Mississauga Community Health Centre
What about the EMCHC Dental program made you want to volunteer with them?
Senior’s dental program
What other causes or issues are you passionate about?
Senior dental health. I have volunteered at a food bank (Compass food bank) about 6 years ago. I did meet with many people without teeth because they can’t afford to pay for dental and denture service. Since that time I have great sympathy to those people, so, as a denturist, I decided to find way to help those people.
Do you have a favourite memory or accomplishment from your time volunteering with ASK! Community Information Centre?
I like the dental team at East Mississauga Community Health Centre. The manger (Maridavid Rankie) the dentists, the Hygienists, assistants and the receptionists all of them work very hard to deliver best service to EMCHC patients.
I feel I’m making a big impact while I’m helping to explain the denture procedure and denture care to patients and answer their questions.
What do you do when you aren’t volunteering?
I’m licences denturist I work with mobile clinics part time.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Every time I go to volunteer at EMCHC, I learn something.
I learned from Dr Steven Kerner how to be patient with older people and help them to accept and learn to use their new prosthesis.
Anything else you would like to share about volunteering?
I would like to share some of my opinion.
I think is very important to use a visual aid (pictures and video and diagram) to explain the treatment plan, denture problems and denture care to patients.
When I was student at GBC, there is a program of taking students to Jamaica to make 5 mile smile, I was thinking college should take students to make few kilometers smile in their country first.
Also, think we (Canadian) live in great country and all Canadians deserve to be in good health and shape.