Medical and Dental Clinic

In 2012, we experienced extreme growth here at Open Arms: High Voltage, our teen center, was opened; New Life Church planted their third campus with us; and then, in February, we opened our medical and dental facility.

The clinic is another avenue through which we can share the love of God to the daycare families and to the community. We open the clinic whenever doctors, nurses, dentists, and hygienists come from United States to donate their time and talents. Currently, we are able to have appointments for the kids at least every six months, but we need more help! With Open Arms growing so quickly, we need more doctors and dentists to join the team! We need to start preventive care instead of just urgent care for these kids. 

Many of the families here are unable to pay for any type of medicine, let alone go to the dentist. We have seen men in their 30s whose first time seeing a dentist was here at Open Arms Clinic. We have pulled multiple teeth and cleaned decay from a man with severe gingivitis who can’t afford to get his teeth cleaned on a regular basis. We have filled hundreds of cavities and have taught many classes on brushing teeth, flossing, and general dental hygiene. We truly believe education is key, and therefore take advantage of any opportunity we have to teach the people of La Mision

Are you a medical professional looking for a serving opportunity? Consider coming to Open Arms on a medical missions trip!

Dr. Jonathan Lim doing well-check up exams for the daycare kids!

Dr. Jonathan Lim doing check-ups for the daycare kids!

Dr. Joseph Chiang stitching up an 88 year old grandma who fell split her head open.

Dr. Joseph Chiang stitching up an 88-year-old grandmother who fell and split her head open.

RN Lee Ann Calgano, Heidi, and Dr. Lim on the first day of the clinic.

RN Lee Ann Calgano, Heidi, and Dr. Lim on the first day of the clinic.

Dr. Cornel Crasnean getting ready to pull Alejandra's tooth!

Dr. Cornel Crasnean getting ready to pull Alejandra’s tooth.

Dr. Joseph Chiang checking up on Said!  After every patient, Dr. Joe prays over the patient and send them off with a blessing! It is so special!

Dr. Joseph Chiang checking up on Said. Dr. Joe prays over every patient and sends them off with a blessing after their appointment. It is so special!

Hygienist Olivia Bodea getting all the sugar bugs out of Hector's teeth!

Hygienist Olivia Bodea getting all the sugar bugs out of Hector’s teeth!