Hi, I’m Dr. Roger Abbott. I began going to Haiti to show my two sons what poor really means and how lucky we are to be Americans.
In 2011 and 2012 we worked alongside with another dental group. We set up a temporary clinic at an orphanage of 600 children. On each trip I brought one of my two sons and a Dental TLC staff member. We traveled for two days and treated the children for two days. What an experience & what great patients!
My 16 year old son said it best, “Dad, I’m a changed Man.” That was it, Haiti was under my skin!
Dental TLC then branched out and formed our own group made up of 16 staff members, family, and old classmates. In 2013-2015 we decided to revisit during MLK weekend, so that more kids could receive care. Of course we named ourselves “Haiti TLC!”
Watching the effect this experience has had on our team, has enriched my life! We are so lucky to live in the United States of America!