Friday, June 4, 2010

Jeanie reporting

This adventure has cometo an end but the people that we have worked with will forever grow in our hearts.  I continually reflect back on our experience and it was so special to have been a part of this journey.  We have all grown both as professionals and as individuals building life skills. 

This experience truly cannot be replicated.  It was so incredible to be able to share our experience with Dr. Grillo and his team.  With the entire team, we were able to provide complete dental treatments and relief our clients of pain.

I often think of all the clients that we have worked on and truly miss them all.  I am so pleased to have such great memories and will continue to reflect upon them as I embark on a new journey. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Until next year...

Saying goodbye at the airport to Pedro and Daniel.

Arrived in Calgary (overnight layover) that evening and found ourselves shivering outside the airport while we waited for our shuttle to our hotel.

Home at last!
Victoria International Airport, May 22, 2010
(missing from photo, Emma, Tanis, Robin)

As we end another year of dental hygiene field school in Mexico, we would like to say one final thank you to everyone who was involved in making this field school happen.  As a teacher, this experience epitomizes for me what service-learning is all about. It was a privilege to teach with this group of students, who came into this project with their eyes, arms, and hearts open. There were many lessons learned from a personal and professional level. It is my hope that they continue to reflect on this experience with pride and humility in knowing that their service to the community made a difference in people's lives.  Salud!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Candyce Reporting.....

For me, it was a difficult transition back into the busy lifestyle of Canadians.  Also, coming back into normal dental hygiene practice was a little overwhelming.  I had to really take my time and think about where I needed to be sitting to ensure that my ergonomics were proper.  This experience had such an impact on me, I hope that I will always remember appreciation that the people in San Pancho had for us.  I hope that everyonehas a chance to do this in their lifetime, as this was a great learning experience for me.  I will be back next year for sure!!!!!!!