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DACC Dental Hygiene: dental care for children in India

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
89 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 14, at 12:00 AM MDT
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Your Donations at Work

February 26, 2018

Our students and members of the faculty were among a team of 32 dental and health care providers from Las Cruces and throughout New Mexico who traveled to India to provide free dental services. Your donations help us provide preventive dental hygiene services as well as dental exams and restorations to children from four different schools, including a school for children with special needs and some geriatric patients in the city of Shahdol.

Together we served 508 patients who received treatment, 270 children received full services including preventive dental care, exam and cleaning, 33 of these children were children with special needs from a local school and more than 3,500 children received oral hygiene instruction.

The following are some pictures from our trip. Enjoy!

-Elmer Gonzalez


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Getting Ready!! :)

December 19, 2017

Hi everyone,

We are super excited because next week we will be flying to India. This las couple of weeks have also been exciting and busy packing all the supplies we are taking to India.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Thank you for your generosity, for helping kids have a brighter smile and for helping us help others.


One day left :)

October 12, 2017

Good Morning,

I wanted to thank all of our supporters for their donations throughout this campaign, you're the best!

Please take a moment to share our link and help us reach our goal:

Every donations adds up to make a difference for our group as we go to India.


Elmer Gonzalez, Dental Hygiene Program Director

Happy Monday!

October 09, 2017

Good Morning,

My name is Rianna and I'm a student in the DACC Dental Hygiene Program.

Thank you to all of our supporters who have invested in students like me, your donations add up to make a difference on our program trip to India.

Thank you so much for your donations! By making your contribution you are investing in our program's success. Just as a reminder, we have been given an extension and we have until Friday the 13th at midnight to complete our goal.

Please help us share this opportunity with others.



WOW! Thank You :)

October 07, 2017

Good Morning,

I wanted to let each of you know how much we appreciate the recent surge in donations, your investment in our students makes a positive impact! Please continue to help us share the project link:

We're 64% of the way there, and because of you, we are getting closer toward our goal. 


-Elmer Gonzalez

We've been granted an extension!

October 05, 2017

Good Afternoon,

The NMSU Foundation has provided our Dental Hygiene Students an extension in order to give our program alumni and community partners an opportunity to donate and invest in our students. As a reminder, every donation that is made on this platform goes 100% toward our trip to India.

Please take a moment to share this opportunity to support our students by sharing the following link:

Thank you so much!


-Elmer Gonzalez, Dental Hygiene Program Director

We appreciate you!

October 04, 2017

Good Morning,

Thank you for your support of our students as we travel to India to make a difference in the lives of children who need dental care. Your donation is greatly appreciated :) We are so grateful to count you as a partner on this project. Please help us share this fundraiser with others:

We sincerely appreciate you,


6 Days Left

September 30, 2017

Good Afternoon,

A very special thank you to all of the wonderful supporters that have donated so far. Your contribution is greatly appreciated! We have 6 days left in our campaign raise money for our excursion to India and we need your help.

Please consider sharing this project with others:

Also, we've partnered with Dragonfly, a new farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Las Cruces, and they have agreed to support us when you dine at Dragonfly on Sunday October 1st between 4pm and 8pm. Dragonfly will donate 20% of the proceeds to our DACC Dental Hygiene program.

Again, I cannot say thank you enough to everyone who has contributed to our cause as we go to India to help others.


Elmer Gonzalez

We're half-way there :)

September 21, 2017

Good Morning,

We are so grateful to have members of the community who have stepped up in a big way to help us as we go to India. Donors like you make it possible for us to make an impact. We are 50% of the way toward our goal, and we need your help getting the word out. 

Please share this link with your friends, co-workers and family:

Thanks again for your support!


Elmer Gonzalez

We're one step closer...

September 13, 2017

Let's keep the momentum going!

Thank you for donating to support our group as we travel to India. Your donation makes what we do possible and we are incredibly grateful for your decision to contribute to our cause. If you are able, please consider sharing our project with others:

Have a wonderful day,


Thank you for your support!

September 11, 2017

Good Afternoon,

I'd like to just take a moment to personally thank each and everyone of you for your donation. Your support means so much to us as we endeavor to help others through this wonderful service-learning opportunity. Please consider sharing our project link: with your friends and family so we can get the word out.

Every donation makes a difference and is appreciated. Thanks again!


Elmer Gonzalez

Choose a giving level



Your contribution will enable a student to provide an oral hygiene care kit for a child in India.


Mouth Mirror

Your contribution will assist a student in providing one fluoride varnish treatment.



Your contribution will facilitate a student to apply fluoride varnish to two children.


Perio Probe

Your contribution will enable a student to provide a child teeth cleaning.


Sickle Scaler

Your contribution will enable a student to place 4 sealants on the newly erupted teeth of a child.


Universal Curette

Your contribution will enable a student to provide complete preventive oral health care to a child.


Specialty Curette

Your contribution will allow a student to provide comprehensive preventive services for two children.


Gracey Curette

Your contribution will enable a student to provide comprehensive preventive oral care to a family of 3 children.


Polishing Hand Piece

Your contribution will enable a student to provide comprehensive preventive oral care to 6 children.


Ultrasonic Scaler

Your contribution will enable a student to provide comprehensive preventive oral care services to at least 8 children.

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