Friday, February 20, 2009

Before & After

This is Paul.  Paul walked into Tenwek Dental clinic back in November my first week in Kenya.  It became clear that dentistry would be a much different in Kenya.
Paul's lip had been growing like this for the past three years.  It was not painful but certainly affecting his self esteem.  We took x-rays (we have no panoramic machine available currently) and diagnosed this lesion as a benign nasopalatine duct cyst.  
      Paul was operated on in January along with the help of an OMFS.  He was indeed happy with his results and proud to pose for this picture two days after his surgery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And that was a great Baptism into your new work, Malin. Paul indeed is a happy man and I hope happy in Jesus also.

Bend, OR