When Work is a Pleasure
Written by | March 22, 2016 | News
For five years Complete Mobile Dentistry, Inc. (CMD) has been a part of the Reserve Health Readiness Program ensuring dental readiness for the Service Members in the US Army Reserves stationed in American Samoa.
This year, CMD sent 3 dental teams to render dental screenings and treatment.
Pulling nine staff members from different parts of the country, plus all the regulations for shipping equipment to the island on time, is no small challenge. CMD’s stellar staffing coordinators and warehouse team worked diligently to ensure all travel was booked, all supplies were packed and sent well ahead of time and monitored any changes that could have occurred, to ensure everything was in place when the event started.
All hands on deck
Because this event takes place on a small, remote island where supplies are not easy at hand, it is crucial that the staff have what they need and are ready to adapt to any situation that may arise. CMD warehouse staff check and double check the supplies to ensure that no supplies or equipment is left unpacked. Everything is monitored once it leaves the building to make sure the equipment and supplies have arrived. Staffing coordinators are on call to ensure any travel problems that may arise are quickly resolved.
A group becomes a team
Riann Stetler, dental lead at the event, couldn’t have been happier with the team she worked with on Pago Pago. “There are not enough words to describe how wonderful the entire staff was…Every member including the doctors and treatment coordinators were helping out in every aspect!! It was a dream team.”
Riann’s team completed 243 exams and saw 33 Service Members for treatment.
Riann wasn’t the only team member that felt proud to be a part of this event. “It was a great opportunity to see such an amazingly beautiful place half way around the world.” said Dr. Timmons, Mississippi Dentist, “But most importantly, the opportunity to help our troops in American Samoa who are perhaps the most humble and polite group of people I’ve ever met.”
CMD is pleased to have completed yet another successful event in American Samoa and looks forward to next year’s event.