Dr. Dan Doyle recently returned from his third dental mission to Jeremie, Haiti, with the Haitian Health Foundation. Jeremie has been described as the poorest city in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Dr. Doyle goes on these trips with his cousin, Dr. Philip Doyle, who is a dentist in Norwich, Connecticut.
Dr. Dan and Dr. Phil traveled in four-wheel-drive vehicles to remote villages surrounding the city of Jeremie, in a territory called the Grand Anse. Using only hand instruments, head lamps, and portable dental chairs—there are no dental drills or suction available—the two dentists extracted hundreds of painful teeth while providing treatment to 200 patients.