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2023 Trip Update

The Hardwick Foundation team has just returned home from our “pop-up” dental clinic in the Masai Mara region in Kenya. Thank you for your generous donations that made this trip a huge success! 

Although the “numbers" don’t adequately reflect the people, faces, smiles, hugs given and received, and the friendships made, they do, however, reflect the unbelievable need here.  Below are our accomplishments from 2019, 2022, and 2023.  Each year our processes and systems become more refined which enables us to serve more and more people.  The statistics below tell the story. 


2019: Team of 8

  • 191 Patients Treated

  • 258 Procedures Complete


2022: Team of 14

  • 261 Patients Treated

  • 979 Procedures Complete


2023: Team of 14

  • 314 Patients Treated

  • 1076 Procedures Complete

March 2023 in Detail


  • Team of 14 people:

  • 3 Dentists

  • 4 Dental Hygienists

  • 3 Dental Assistants

  • 1 Cardiac Nurse in the front with triage

  • 1 Sterilization +

  • 1 Sterilization and videographer/photographer

  • Jim Hardwick - who fixed everything as needed!!!! ;)


  • Total patients seen in three 8-hour days and one 5-hour day with teardown following = 314!

  • Total exams = 290

  • Total X-rays = 244

  • Total Fillings = 85

  • Total Extractions = 197

  • Total CEREC Crowns = 4

  • Total Pulp Cap nerve medicines = 4

  • Total dental hygiene cleanings = 126

  • Total silver diamine fluoride applications to arrest active cavities = 126

  • Total “billable procedures” (in the United States) for dental care = 1076!!!

We were thrilled with both, the number of returning patients who have put their trust in the team over the last 3 dental clinics, as well as those who were thrilled that they did not have pain this year!  We believe we can get to manageable maintenance in this region toward a future of oral health.

Thank you to the manufacturers and distributors for the donations of product that helped us treat 314 people in 4 days:

  • A.T. Still Dental School

  • Burkhart Dental Supply

  • Camlog

  • Colgate

  • Dentsply Sirona

  • Elevate Oral Care

  • Henry Schein

  • MB2 Dental

  • TPC Advance Technology

  • Ustomed

  • ZIRC Dental Products

Our Mission Statement is “to treat and educate people toward a future of prevention, allowing each to live a pain-free dental life with dignity.”


Thank you for the support and for being the “hands and feet” to help these beautiful people.


Most Gratefully,


Jim and Jody Hardwick


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