The Smile Generation-Trusted Dentists/ Pacific Dental Services team members in collaboration with Relief Society of Tigray (REST) visited the Department of Dentistry in Ayder Referral Hospital and provided free dental services for more than 2500 patients in Ayder Referral Hospital and Hawizen Health Center on September 15, 2013.

The team of dental doctors and Bio-medical engineers lead by Stephen Thorne Founder and CEO of Pacific Dental Services have spent one week from September 9 to 15 in refurnishing the dental department of the Hospital with state of the art dental chairs and supplies worth of 250,000USD.

During the meeting healed by the University President Dr. Kindeya G/Hiwot, the College management and Stephen Thorne Founder and CEO of Pacific Dental Services, the emerging need of quality dental health service in the region and the need of qualified dental professional was discussed as major agenda. Dr. Kindeya, acknowledge the dedication of Pacific Dental Services in its borderless effort to help young institutions like Ayder Referral Hospital to provide timely service to the people in need of such services. He also promised to support the partnership. Dr. Loko Abrham, Dean College of Health Sciences highlighted the change in dynamics of the dental services and the huge contribution of the donated equipments for the timely delivery of the needed service by the wider community. The Dean also showed the potential for mutual collaboration with other dental schools in US where Pacific Dental Services is partner with.

Stephen Thorne Founder and CEO of Pacific Dental Services appreciated the passion of the management and the faculties and students and promised to continue the collaboration with the Dental Department and support it in its effort to become the leading teaching and service center in East Africa. He also promised to look for collaborative Universities in US that can support in delivering quality dental education.