Dental Mission Trip 2018/2019


Hello everyone!

Our team of 12 volunteer dentists and support staff are returning to Guatemala this summer for our 11th annual dental mission trip! The mission is being led by Dr. Neil Katsura, a UCSF clinical professor and pediatric dentist.  

During our time in Guatemala, we will be working with the Open Wide foundation, a non-profit organization based in Arizona.

Our mission strives to deliver dental services and enhance dental education to the Guatemalan residents living in impoverished indigenous communities.

If you would like to support our mission financially, donations can be made through our GoFundMe page. We are hoping to raise $15,000 for our 2 year program in order to help subsidize the costs for student volunteers-- one Dental Student and one Pediatric Dental Resident from UCSF.  

It is only through your support and financial contributions that we can make larger strides in our journey to provide preventative and restorative dental care to those who need it most.

Thank you for your time and consideration, your continued support is greatly appreciated!



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  • Nancy Ung 
    • $200 
    • 20 mos
  • Rick Dishnica 
    • $250 
    • 22 mos
  • Richard Palmer  
    • $200 
    • 22 mos
  • Stewart Katsura 
    • $250 
    • 22 mos
  • Maria Solit 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
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Neil Katsura 
Orinda, CA
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