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Community Involvement – Hamburg, NJ

Making the World Smile Brighter

At Hamburg Family and Cosmetic Dental Group, we appreciate being part of this amazing community, but we also know that there are many here and abroad who need help. That’s why we strongly prioritize giving back in any way we can. For example, in the past we’ve regularly supported several PTOs including those at Hamburg and Hardyston as well as the One Step Closer Animal Shelter (OSCAR). In addition, we’ve contributed dental supplies, clothing, and footwear to local drives for those who are impoverished in our community.

Dr.Kurian went to Guatemala in 2017 and again in 2018 with her son. The first visit was to Mixco and the following year was to Guatemala city. She worked with a great team of dental and non-dental volunteers from around the world who shared the same desire as her: to help people and to give access to dental care to the underserved population. They created a dental clinic with almost 15 modified dental chairs, equipment, compressors, suction, abundance of dental and non dental supplies within a matter of hours in a church basement under pouring cold rain. The local people were extremely hospitable. The local dentist was a great help amongst the other local volunteers. The local Mayor hosted dinner for the volunteers one evening after a long worthwhile day. Local school kids entertained them with local songs. The Mayor's family was present at the clinic almost every day to show their gratitude. It was so heartwarming to see the local volunteers during Dr.Kurian's trip the following year as they remembered each other. It was a feeling of seeing long lost friends. Even with a language barrier, the expression of pure humanity shared was priceless. This makes Dr.Kurian want to continue doing her part in the coming years. It was a great experience for her son who will also join her on her next trip. Here are a few snippets of her visits to beautiful Guatemala.

Dr. Kurian and team smiling
Dr. Kurian and young male patient doing thumbs up
dental team smiling
Dr. Kurian, Dr. Chana, and patient smiling
Dr. Kurian smiling with other doctors
Dr. Kurian smiling with group of woman
Mini Mixco panel
Dr. Kurian smiling with man in scrubs
Dr. Kurian and older patient
Dr. Kurian working on female patient's smile
Dr. Kurian checking female patient's smile
Dr. Kurian smiling with young female patient and her mother
Dr. Kurian hugging staff member
Dr. Kurian posing with male staff member
Dr. Kurian hugging female staff member
dental clinic setup
Dr. Kurian setting up dental tubs
Dr. Kurian working on male patients smile while he leans back
two Dentist working on male patients smile
complete view of dental clinic setup
volunteers talking to each other
Dr. Kurian's son and young male patient
Group of dental volunteers
Dr. Kurian's son and male dentist smiling
Dr. Kurian's son letting kids pick out a toy
Dr. Kurian's son letting young girl pick out a toy