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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

2022 Trip Update

The Hardwick Foundation's group of 14 people returned to the Maasai Mara in February of 2022 to provide emergency dental care. The statistics below can’t possibly account for the deep joy attached to each person that was treated. These numbers are more than numbers. They reflect people in pain, unhealthy circumstances, who have jobs and families that rely on them. As Jim says, “we can’t boil the ocean,” but it is the beginning of treating and educating toward a future of prevention. The work is BIG!  We are passionate and ready! ​​ Total results for four days of clinic:  Total People Treated = 261 Total Procedures Done = 979 Numbers of people turned away... Hundreds. Total Extractions = 136 Total Fillings = 51 Total Anterior Fillings = 88 Total Pulp Caps/Medicine for the Nerve = 8 Total Hygiene Cleanings = 134 Total Silver Diamine to Arrest Decay = 112 Total X-Rays = 225 Total Exams = 225 ​ We were thrilled to receive such a kind email from an observer of the dental clinic. “It was lovely to meet you and I felt very honored and humbled to be invited to witness the wonderful work you and your colleagues carried out at Basecamp to support the local community.  Every single member of your team was full of graciousness and care for each patient you treated and the thought you had put in to providing entertainment for the children and the way you succeeded in putting frightened children at their ease was truly outstanding.  The equipment you were using was far in advance of that seen in my own dental surgery!  Most importantly, your kindness and expertise in helping people who would never normally have access to this treatment shone through.” -Sue Miller, England. Thank you to the manufacturers and distributors for the donations of product that helped us treat 261 people in 4 days. ​​ ATStill Dental School Burkhart Dental Supply Certol International Cetylite Colgate Decon Laboratories Elevate Oral Care GC Corporation Henry Schein Dental Supplies Kavo Dental Company Patterson Dental Paradise Dental Technologies Ultradent Products Tool Bank Phoenix Zirc Dental Products ​We want to thank each of you for the many private donations, product and time!  It takes the hands and feet of many to take care of each other. The next dental trip will be February 2023!!! We are grateful for your continued support. ​- Jim and Jody Hardwick, Hardwick Foundation

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