A Dental Hygienist’s Experience with Tabasamu

When Dr. Trey Wilson approached me in May to go on a dental outreach with his team to Kenya, I apprehensively replied with an “Okay….” Little did I know that my feeble response would four months later turn into one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Tabasamu, which means “smile” in Swahili, is a dental outreach project comprised of volunteer dentists, hygienists, and others. Each year, the team gears up for a trek out to a remote town in Kenya called Kitale, which is a ten-hour bus ride from Kenya’s largest city Nairobi. When I told my friends I was traveling to Kenya for a dental outreach, many of them looked at me quizzically and asked, “What is a hygienist going to do at a dental outreach” To be honest, I wondered the same thing. A myriad of thoughts and scenarios ran through my brain, ranging from being… Read full story…

Robin Roberts Makes Us Smile

One person who gives us a big smile every morning is Robin Roberts, anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. She’s beautiful, smart, elegant, funny, gracious and compassionate. And she has a GREAT smile!! Robin recently underwent surgery for breast cancer and is undergoing additional treatment, according to ABC. But she… Read full story…

Support Tabasamu Today!

Tabasamu is proud to announce that 14 individuals have registered to travel to Kenya on September 20th for a 10-day mission to work with our friends in western Kenya. If you can’t join us in person, please feel free to make a donation by going to http://tabasamu.net/. Say “Hello” to… Read full story…

Dr. Trey Wilson on CNN: “Medical Marvel”

Tonight, CNN honored Dr. Trey Wilson as a “CNN Hero.” To view the segment that was broadcasted and to view additional material available only on the CNN website. Check it out here! We welcome your support, and you can make a donation right now by clicking here.