Benque Viejo del Carmen
In 2016, the VCU School of Dentistry partnered with Grace and Holy Trinity Mission Society, to support their Dental Mission Trip to Benque Viejo, Belize. This international mission serves local school children ages 8-15 years. Grace and Holy Trinity Mission Society has conducted the Belize Dental Mission Trip since 2008.
A portable dental clinic is set up in the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen which is very near the Guatemalan border. Volunteers, students and faculty stay at Clarissa Falls and travel daily to the nearby preschool where the clinic is set up. Over the course of four days, the group will provide dental care to as many children as possible.