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Twice yearly COPI provides medical and dental care to needy communities throughout Vietnam
  • A clinic at the leper colony at Soc Son.
  • Waiting at Soc Son clinic
  • Getting to the clinic at Soc Son
  • Patients get general physical exams at a clinic
  • Binh with two of the residents at the Soc Son leper colony
  • Unhappy patient after a tooth extraction
  • Sterilization station for dental instruments.
  • Kids get worm medication
  • A lucky few get a haircut from binh.
  • Equipment is carried between clinic sites by truck. The truck covers about 800 miles during a two week series of clinics.
  • The pharmacy fills precsriptions on site during the clinics.
  • Checking for ear infection, one of the most common problems found in kids at the clinics.
  • Posters at the hygiene station. Education in hygiene is important to improve the overall health of the people.
  • Kids waiting for the dentist in Sapa.
  • Members of a local tribe in Sapa.
  • Prescription glasses are given to  mostly older people who have problems with near vision.
  • A clown helps keep the younger kids happy while they wait in Sapa.
  • On the bay near Ha Long clinics are held on a boat for the locals who live on the water.
  • Learning how to brush teeth.
  • Learning how to wash hands.
  • Taking medication at the clinic.
  • General examination of local villagers near Nha Trang.
  • Checking temperature.
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  • Some of the kids work with crafts, like these beads for a bracelet, while waiting.
  • Weight is taken at check in.
  • Not happy with her hairstyle
  • Dental stations are equipped with a portable drill and suction unit and powered by a portable air compressor.
  • Many of the older villagers come to the clinics.
  • Dentist at work.
  • Young dental patient gets comfort durring a procedure.
  • Drilling. The dentists try to save a tooth with a filling, if possible.
  • Binh with a young visiter. Near Viet Tri.
  • Two youg patients at a clinic near Soc Son.
  • Patient waiting.
  • Older patient at a clinic at the leper colony near Soc Son.
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  • Young patient held by her mother during an exam.
  • KIds waiting for the dentist at a Buddhist temple near Nha Trang.
  • Dental patient, Nha Trang
  • Checking in a very young patient at a Buddhist temple near Nha Trang.
  • Minor surgery is done when needed.