The Baudin, Haiti Dental Mission
We are an independent group of people who go to a community in the mountains of Haiti to provide dental care. We have been going to Baudin for 13 years, have built a small, but very functional, dental clinic and have 3 trips per year in which we put together a group to go for 8 days and operate the clinic.
The groups consist of volunteers who pay their own expenses and the mission is sustained by contributions and financial backing from Dr. Dave Schubert.
Our next trip(s) are:
Looking for volunteers. No experience needed, only the desire to serve.
Dr. Schubert featured in the Chicago Tribune on September 17, 2015: "Retired Downers Grove dentist sells artwork to fund Haiti mission"
Baudin Dental Mission had the pleasure of hosting Father Delmas Camy, from Baudin, Haiti, at our home during this summer. He brought us this letter of appreciation from the Bishop of Jacmel as gratitude for our work in Baudin. We are very humbled by such a huge acknowledgement.
Baudin is a rural mountain community about 40 miles to the south of the capital, Port-Au-Prince. There are approximately 40,000 people in the parish which is spread out in the nearby mountains.
The center of the community is the church and school. The parish priest hosts the group, providing food and beds in the rectory.
The earthquake of January 12, 2010 caused severe damage to parts of Baudin. There was extensive damage to the rectory, along with heavy damage to the secondary school, as well as the church. Most of the people in Baudin are poor peasant farmers who battle the daily struggle for survival. Thanks to personal donations and donations through this website, a wooden temporary rectory was constructed, a cistern (to collect rainwater) was built, and a temporary outdoor church is in place. The secondary school was built during the October 2010 trip with the help of supporters of Christ the King Church in Wisconsin. However, financial support is needed for many other areas of reconstruction. The most recent hurricane also caused much loss of crops which results in a huge loss of food for many Haitians.