PUNJABI DENTAL SOCIETY SUPPORTS R.A.M FREE DENTAL CAMP
Los Angeles, April 30, 2007
This year Free RAM Dental Camp was conducted in Los Angeles from April 27th to May 3rd. Punjabi dental society under the leadership of Dr D.P.Singh Nagra along with over two dozen members participated. Dr Nagra feels giving back to needy community is a very satisfying experience. “Stan Brock had a dream and he made it a reality”, Said Dr Nagra” least we can do is to support his dream for a cause.’
Dr Nagra With Stan Brock at RAM free dental Camp
The vision for Remote Area Medical® developed in the Amazon rain forest where founder Stan Brock spent 15 years with the Wapishana Indians. He lived with the pain and suffering created by isolation from medical care. He witnessed the near devastation of whole tribes by what would have been simple or minor illnesses to more advanced cultures.
When he left South America to co-star in the television series, "Wild Kingdom, " he vowed to find a way to deliver basic medical aid to people in the world's inaccessible regions The organization was founded in 1985 and years of research and planning yielded a vast, carefully developed network of men and women who have come together to make RAM a highly mobile, remarkably efficient relief force. Volunteers are doctors, nurses, technicians, and veterinarians who go on expeditions at their own expense and treat hundreds of patients a day under some of the worst conditions.
Volunteers have provided general medical, surgical, eye, dental, and veterinary care to tens of thousands of people and animals, with 60% of the expeditions serving rural America. There are plans for expansion of US expeditions, an airborne medical treatment center, a permanent clinic site in Guyana, and a program start-up in Africa.
RAM free dental camp in Los Angeles
And.......there are dreams. Dreams for a comprehensive center of operations.Dreams for learning the medicinal secrets of the rain On March 3 2004, the Senate at the state capitol in Nashville Tennessee passed a resolution honoring Remote Area Medical® for "Compassion and Dedication to providing medical care.
Punjabi Dental Society also conducted a hands-on course in Peacock Gardens in Diamond Bar. Dr Kim was the guest speaker. Dr Kim is a Board certified Periodontist practicing in Diamond Bar. Dr Kim Visited the latest developments in Implant dentistry. Dr Salwan updated all the members on upcoming legislative changes in Sacramento effecting dentistry. This event was sponsored by Bio horizon Implants, Dowell Dental, Med-Pro Insurance and Ashtel Studios.
Punjabi Dental Society is comprised of a group of dentists who very strongly believe in Continuing Education. It is the Continuing Education that keeps the practicing dentists, who have graduated years ago and those who have graduated recently, informed of the latest dental techniques, innovations and recent developments in dentistry. This enhances their personal dental careers and serve the community they working. Dr. D.P. Singh Nagra is a Chairman and Dr. Salvan as President of Punjabi Dental Society.
About 50 years ago, Stan Brock, founder and president of Remote Area Medical (RAM), lived with the Wapishana Indians. In their isolated area in the upper Amazon basin of South America, access to healthcare meant a 26-day walk. He endured the same privations they did. He contracted malaria and dengue fever, and he had other medical problems, all with no treatment available. Brock survived, but during his 15 years living with the indians, he saw others die.
Brock went on to star in the television series "Wild Kingdom," but he never forgot what life had been like in the rainforest and the suffering he had witnessed
Stan Brock, RAM founder Remembered by many as the co-star of the television series Wild Kingdom, Stan Brock grew up with the Wapishana Indians in the Central Amazon Basin. "We were 25-35 day's march to the nearest town with no health care," reports Stan, who eventually cut the trip to two hours by becoming a pilot.