The photograph is of a dental mission trip Dr. Holecek participated in with a group of dental students from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. Often working under porches and using tree stumps for dental chairs in 90 degree temperature, the need for dental care in many areas of Central America remains very high.
Dr. Holecek, photographed here with dental students from the University of Detroit, has particpated in missions to Central America to provide free dental work to those in desperate need. The mission trips to Honduras and Guatemala have become a bi-annual tradition through the University of Detroit Mercy. The team of dental and hygiene students are assisted by doctors of dentistry and a registered nurse.
While on these trips, the team provides care for over 1,500 people, including root canals, extractions, restorations, and periodontal treatments. Thanks to the supplies and equipment from othodontist, William Krieg, the team was also able to provide hundreds of children with pit and fissure sealants.
Dr. Holecek's brother Andrew, is a dentist in Colorado and is active in providing dental care in camps in Nepal, India, Vietnam and more, through the Dental Relief Project, a philanthropy organization that he helped found. For further information, you can access the website at : www.GlobalDentalRelief.org
Likewise, Dr. Stefan made a trip to Central America in January 2013 to provide free dental work for the masses of poverty stricken people in Panama. The trip was through Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health organization along with students from the University of Dayton (including Dr. Stefan's son).