This free mobile dental clinic at Page, AZ on September 23-25, 2019 was coordinated and organized by F5 and by Black Ice, led by the CEO, Danny Kwon, who has extensive experience starting and running free clinics worldwide. Assisting him was Vinh Trinh who worked with Danny in running free clinics in the past. The dental equipment was provided by Caring Hands Worldwide (caringhandsworldwide.org), a non-profit mobile clinic from Eugene, Oregon together with their executive director Randy Meyer. American Indian Living magazine funded the tent, portable toilets, and other miscellaneous items. The All Nations Seventh-day Adventist Church provided the event location and heavily supported this project.
The volunteer team included seven dentists, one dental hygienist, nine dental assistants, one hygienist and 55 other volunteers to manage registration, sterile equipment, counseling and other related activities. This included a board-certified dermatologist who performed minor dermatology procedures, a family practice physician, and two massage therapists.
The project volunteers and the clinic idea was provided by F5, a unique young professional Christian group created by dentist Calvin Kim, DDS. The group is open to participation by anyone who shares their mission to prioritize Faith, Fellowship, Fitness, Fortitude, Fun. Check out their story at https://www.f5challenge.org.
Right after the clinic, F5 volunteers went to Zion National Park where they climbed Angels Landing but with an amazing twist. Members of F5 took a fellow member hiker who was paralyzed from muscular dystrophy to the top of Angel's Landing! They literally carried him to the top! You can check out the story here.
Black Ice was privileged to be part of this F5 event and to be able to help with the organizing, fundraising and coordination of the clinic. Hundreds of boxes of Black Ice were given out at the clinic to the patients who were mostly members of the Navajo Nation, by the massage therapy department.