Overview

The East Meets West (EMW) Dental Program was founded in 1996 in Da Nang, Vietnam by Dr. Charles F. Craft, an American dentist from Alaska. Dr. Craft’s goal was to provide humanitarian dental care to disadvantaged children (orphans, from poor families, and with mental and physical disabilities) who have no other access to dental treatment.       

Since that time, the EMW Dental Program has treated more than 140,000 children, delivering over 420,000 high-quality dental services with an estimated humanitarian value of US $22 million. More than 80% of children treated by EMW have never seen a dentist before.

In 2012, the new East Meets West Dental Center opened its doors. This “business arm” of the Dental Program provides high-quality dental care on a fee-for-service basis to local and international clients. 100% of the revenue generated by the Dental Center’s commercial dental practice goes directly to funding the EMW Dental Program. The EMW Dental Center is the only dental practice in Southeast Asia operating this type of “social enterprise” business model.     

At the East Meets West Dental Center, we provide the highest level of care and adhere to all Western dentistry standards. Our highly trained, professional staff uses the most advanced clinical equipment and follows strict infection control policies. Dental Center staff are fluent in English. By choosing the East Meets West Dental Center the next time you need a check up or dental treatment, you will also be helping us bring healthy smiles to even more disadvantaged children in Vietnam.

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