The mission trip was from August 28 to September 1 and consisted of roughly 100 dentists, most from the United States, some from elsewhere in the world including as far away as Australia.
Most of the patients have little to no access to dental care in "The DR." Many arrived in the early hours of the morning at the clinic and waited many hours to receive procedures. Dr. Patty performed a number of Dental Implant procedures and Sinus Lifts, also called a sinus augmentation, a surgery that adds bone to the upper jaw. This bone tissue is added between the maxillary sinuses and the jaw. To do this, the sinus membrane needs to be moved upward and therefore lifted.
The procedure is done in cases where there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw for dental implants to be placed. This can happen when people have lost their back teeth that can cause bone loss over time or if bone was lost due to periodontal disease. The procedure is also needed when the maxillary sinus may be too close to the upper jaw for implants to be placed.
"As a Fort Lauderdale Dentist, to be able to use my surgical and dental implant skills to help people in desperate need of dental care to achieve a complete and beautiful smile was so gratifying. I look forward to when I can return to help more people in need," said Dr. Patty.
While the conditions during the mission trip are a far cry from her South Florida dental boutique where clients are pampered with state-of-the-
While serving her clients in South Florida, her Dental Boutique provides the following services:
+ General Detistry
+ Teeth Whitening
+ Tooth Bleaching
+ Cosmetic Braces and Clear Braces
+ Implant Dentistry
+ Laser Dentistry
+ Sedation Dentistry
+ Porcelain Veneers / Crowns / Bridges
+ Permanent Make-Up
+ "Vampire Facelifts"
+ Medical Esthetician (Facials)
+ Eyelash Extensions
+ Full Body Waxing
+ Eyebrow Threading
About Dr. April Patterson
Dr. April Patterson, known by her clients and colleagues as Dr. Patty, is a board certified South Florida cosmetic and restorative dentist. Dr. Patty is dedicated to being at the forefront of the latest research to provide her clients with custom-designed, one-on-one dental care. Dr. Patty attended Florida State University, University of Michigan Dental School and Nash Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry. She has trained with some of the most respected cosmetic dental specialists in the field and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American Education of General Dentistry and the Cosmetic Dental Association.
About Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique
Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique is a client-focused, customer conscious upscale dental boutique offering cosmetic dental services coupled with spa treatments in an ultra chic, modern and relaxing environment. Dr. Patty’s extensive menu of dental services includes Six Month Smiles, cosmetic braces that straighten teeth in a quarter of the time of ordinary orthodontics;