Amizade Volunteer Provides Dental Services in Brazil

by Brandon Blache-Cohen

Amizade is excited to welcome Dr. Eric Safieh to Santarém, Brazil.  Doctor Safieh is a graduate from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto.  A Canadian citizen working as a locum dentist, he is no stranger to travel and short-term dentistry posts.  We are honored to have Dr. Safieh as a volunteer at Fundação Esperança’s health clinic for the next 3-4 weeks.

Already in his first week with us, Dr. Safieh had a unique opportunity to join a team on a one day trip to provide dental services and health monitoring to the community of  Costa do Tapará. The trip was organized by a professor from IESPES (the university side of Fundação Esperança) and included a variety of health professionals, professors and students.  Costa do Tapará is a community situated in the floodplains along the Amazon River, two hours from Santarém by boat.