Feature Story                                                            Sunday April 10, 2016


A Million Miles for One of Your Smiles

Chilliwack dentist donates her time and travels to Peru, to treats kids, families for free

Meerah Jayakumar/Handout photos


Chilliwack dentist Jinny Kim (Bottom row: 4th from left) joined a team of dental professionals on a trip to help Peruvians with oral care services. Below Kim (left) with a couple of her younger patients.


r. Jinny Kim, a dentist at Promontory Dental Centre, participated in a medial mission trip with Medical Ministry International and gave the gift of healthy smiles.


On March 11 to March 21, 2016, Dr. Jinny Kim supported communities in Peru by donating her time and dental services to local families in need of oral health care.


Located in Chilliwack, the team at Promontory Dental Centre arranged and assembled Oral-B kits including toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss for Dr. Kim to provide the families in Peru.


The team understood that dental care is not as accessible in Peru as it is in Canada, so they took the opportunity to give back.

Dr. Kim heard about Medical Ministry International from a friend, and was glad she had applied for the mission trip.


“I had a great experience,” she says, “and it helped that everyone there was so welcoming and kind. They really appreciated our work and gave us big smiles, hugs, and blessings afterwards. I felt privileged to touch their hearts, but they ended up touching my heart much more.”


Peruvian patients lined the halls to see dentists.


After participating the Give Back Smile Back program last April, the team at Promontory Dental Centre, was pleased with the success of Dr. Kim’s trip. With April being National Oral Health Month, the team has provided some tips to help the residents of Chilliwack maintain their healthy smiles:

• Visit your dentist at least 2 times per year
• Brush your teeth 2 times a day (before breakfast and before bed)
• Eat foods that are firm or crisp, such as apples, to help clean your teeth as you eat
• Drink a lot of water, and avoid sugary drinks
• Change your toothbrush once every 2-3 months

If you would like to learn more about Promontory Dental Centre, contact the team today at 604-824-4988 or visit us online at www.promontorydental.com.


About Promontory Dental Centre

Promontory Dental Centre has been proudly serving the Chilliwack community for years. They have been happily providing family and cosmetic services to the residents of Chilliwack including, preventive hygiene, dental implants, as well as all aspects of general dentistry. Promontory dental centre is conveniently located at 5973 Vedder Road.




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