The first week of this mission has come to an end, and it was a historic one for Smile Bangladesh and for advancing maxillofacial surgery in Bangladesh! The team worked through a couple of blackouts during the last day of surgery in Dhaka but there was a lot of teaching done and more smiles perfected. A very special thanks to our host Dhaka Dental college, Bangladesh Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Stryker CMF for donating plates screws and a power system, and the Royal College of Surgeons (Ed) for supporting this event.
The second team has now moved on to Sylhet to begin the next half of the mission. Everyone assembled in Dhaka to get to the new location via plane. Once in Sylhet, the team set up and screened about 80 patients and planned 60 surgeries for the next 4 days.
Hoping to keep up the momentum from the first week to continue having a productive mission.