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Dr.Laurence Stone to Join Rotaplast Team Trip to Repair Cleft Palates in Guatemala

Laurence Stone, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., will travel to Guatemala, along with other health care professionals, as part of a humanitarian effort to help children born with a cleft palate.

March 15, 2011 - PRLog -- Laurence Stone, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., with a Doylestown-based practice in Cosmetic and General Dentistry, will participate in a humanitarian trip to Retalhuleu, Guatemala to aid in performing corrective surgery on children suffering from cleft palates, March 13 – 25, 2011.

Dr. Stone will make the trip as part of Rotaplast International, a Rotary-affiliated charitable group located in San Francisco.

Dr. Stone will be one of approximately 30 health care professionals making the trip to Guatemala. Other professions include plastic surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, anesthesists and support personnel.

As part of this team, Dr. Stone will perform dental examinations, extractions of infected or decayed teeth and will assist with surgical procedures and the fabrication of feeding plates.

Approximately 12 – 15 Rotaplast humanitarian missions take place each year, at a cost of $80,000 to $100,000. Typically over 100 procedures are performed on each trip.

To make a contribution, visit www.rotarydistrict7430.org/Rotaplast.cfm.

About Rotaplast International - Rotaplast International is a non-profit, humanitarian organization providing free reconstructive cleft palate operations and treatment for children in need worldwide. The organization seeks to provide long-term solutions by funding and coordinating surgical missions in developing countries, training and mentoring location physicians, launching public education projects and advancing research.

The goal of Rotaplast International is to eliminate the incidence of untreated cleft lips and palates in children worldwide by the year 2025.

Rotaplast volunteers provide corrective plastic surgery, related dental supplementation instructions to patients and their families, and medical training / hands on for the local community.      

About Dr. Stone - Dr. Stone is a cosmetic and general dentist with offices at 311 Hyde Park, Doylestown. Dr. Stone’s commitment to dentistry, combined with a strong skill set and accreditations by national dental associations, instills confidence in both general and cosmetic dental patients alike.

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