DENTISTRY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Drs. Larry and Gary Kennedy have been actively involved in the international missions group Vision Trust International for several years now. The doctors not only contribute much needed dental supplies and equipment to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic but they also have taken several trips throughout the years to volunteer their services and to provide dentistry to children who have no care.

In August of 2008, Dr. Larry Kennedy and his daughter; Erinne, then an Ohio State University student, traveled to a remote part of the Dominican Republic to provide much needed dental services. The experience is rewarding and exhausting.

In June of 2010, Dr. Larry Kennedy traveled to the D.R. again with a much bigger project. Four friends and fellow dentists joined Dr. Larry for a true dental team effort. Dr. Fred Sakamoto, Dr. Nick Raptou, Dr. Bradley Fulton and Dr. Larry Kennedy, along with several dental sons and daughters had a memorable experience and provided a vital service to the people of Cotuii. These central Ohio dentists had a unique bonding experience while serving in the capacity that they know best. This was a first time missions trip for several and they are ready to return again soon!

Larry Keenedy, Fred Sakamoto, Nick Raptou and Brad Fulton

Left to Right; Larry Kennedy, Fred Sakamoto, Nick Raptou and Brad Fulton at top. Four dentists with big hearts and caring personalities.

Dr. Larry Kennedy and daughters

Dr. Larry Kennedy and daughters, Erinne (left) and Danielle (right), prepare to leave for the 2010 dental missions trip.