Volunteer Dentistry in Kenya
The 2014 American Dental Association Humanitarian Award was presented to Dr. Raymond Damazo. Dr. Damazo began his career 25 years ago doing dentistry out of a truck across the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Over the years this effort has grown from portable to a beautiful clinic for the Maasai tribes people. At this time Dr. Damazo wants to expand the mission from its origin of delivering emergency dentistry to teaching the locals how to deliver preventive dentistry and focusing more on restoring rather than extracting. This is where Dr. Damazo and Dr. Shoup blend talents. Dr. Shoup will be running the clinic for two weeks in November of 2014. Dr. Shoup will bring his teaching and restoring skills to the project. Dr. Shoup and the entire dental team will return to Kenya in October of 2015 to continue the teaching and treatment.
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Dr. John Williams, Dean of I.U. School of Dentistry, has invited Dr. Shoup to address the senior dental students about how to achieve world class results in treating their patients. Dr. Shoup will share his passion for excellence not only in the technical aspects of dentistry but his commitment to creating lasting relationships with his patients. Dr. Shoup will be sharing his passion at the dental school on Friday’s from March through May.