Tacoma’s Dr. Gregory Plancich annual mission trip to Guatemala with Open Wide Foundation

TACOMA, Wash. – Plancich Dental’s Dr. Gregory Plancich recently returned from his annual mission trip to Peronia, Guatemala with the nonprofit organization Open Wide Foundation. Open Wide Foundation at Spear Education operates year-round and coordinates dental teams from all corners of the United States for 35 weeks out of the year. This is a journey that Dr. Plancich and his son Bryce have embarked on for the past seven years.

Open Wide Foundation’s mission is to bring oral health care to underserved communities worldwide. Through Open Wide Foundation, over 125,000 patients have received dental treatment by more than 500 volunteers. In addition, more than 40 local dentists who have been trained by the nonprofit. There are now more than nine open dental clinics in developing world countries.

Through this most recent trip, Dr. Plancich and his team were able to help individuals like 5-year-old, Jose who had an infected tooth. If you would like to donate or learn more about Open Wide Foundation, visit: www.openwidefoundation.org.

Image courtesy Plancich Dental

Image courtesy Plancich Dental

About Plancich Dental: Plancich Dental is a holistic family dentistry, located in historic Old Town Tacoma. Plancich Dental offers a full spectrum of dental care, using the most modern dental technology combined with old-fashioned care. To learn more about Plancich Dental, please visit: www. plancichdental.com/

About Open Wide Foundation: The Open Wide Foundation is a humanitarian dental outreach who’s mission is to significantly impact oral health for the better in communities of great need. It is made up of a group of dentists, dental professionals and dental industry leaders all contributing toward locally sustainable projects including permanent dental clinics, community education, professional mentoring and prevention programs all in conjunction with the local communities served.

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