02 Aug Restoring smiles on Easter Island: The FOR humanitarian mission
As a global, non-profit organization the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation is advocating science, education and humanity in oral rehabilitation.
Living up to our promises, we supported a humanitarian mission to help edentulous inhabitants of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) with limited access and resources to dental treatments.
“(…) this is an unimaginable accomplishment. …, the gratitude of the Rapa Nui patients involved was through the roof with heartwarming responses. The improvement in their quality of life will be witnessed by the community for years to come.”
Dr. Kenji Higuchi
Dr. Higuchi, Dr. Rosenberg and their team collaborated with FOR to bring back quality of life to edentulous patients in one of the most remote areas in the world!
Twenty-two patients native to Rapa Nui who suffered from mandibular edentulism were treated with the Nobel Biocare Trefoil™ system over the course of 7 days.
Huinkacine, a local professional documentary film crew from Chile filmed this unique humanitarian initiative, following each step of the surgical team and documenting the patient success stories.
See how the quality of life for Rapa Nui’s inhabitants people improved!