KRIS SmileCare - Hyun S. Bang, DDS Oral Health Education Program:
Our very first fundraiser for KRIS SmileCare! Hyun S. Bang, DDS donated patient travel kits at the Annual KRIS Gingerbread Building Contest! We are grateful for the sincere sponsors who truly see the value in early education of children, to help reduce oral disease prevalence in the Philippines.
KRIS – Hyun S. Bang, DDS Partnership:
Hyun S. Bang, DDS is a proud partner and official sponsor of the Kids Rise Inspire Soar (KRIS) Charitable Foundation. The KRIS Charitable Foundation seeks to support orphans in the Philippines and around the world by providing resources that meet basic needs and teaching them values that support a full, productive, and healthy life. We donate home care kits with toothbrushes, floss, toothpastes and meet with KRIS to develop programs and solutions to increase oral health awareness.
Krissy Dufala, the adopted daughter of KRIS CEO Lirio Dufala and Michael Dufala, is the founder of KRIS Charitable Foundation. She began helping orphans at a very young age. Her biggest dream was to build an orphanage campus in the Philippines to give orphans a home, hope, and a future. Working with committed partners, Krissy's dream has become a reality with the first orphanage campus currently operating in the Philippines.
KRIS SmileCare – Hyun S. Bang, DDS Oral Health Education Program:
At prior Dental Mission Trips, countless extractions needed to be performed due to failing adult teeth from dental decay and gum disease. Basic oral hygiene knowledge is hard to come around, and many cannot afford a toothbrush per family member. Dental disease prevalence therefore is high.
Currently, the local KRIS staff works with the elementary schools and their teachers implementing the pilot program called Happy Smiles Monday. Brushing/Flossing activities are recommended to occur at school for consistency and as a matter of the school's health care routine. The teachers keep track of twice per day brushing and flossing by each student on a monthy calendar.
After reviewing the success of the pilot program, Hyun S. Bang, DDS suggested we develop an organized repeatable school curriculum which will be implemented beginning the coming school year, June 2020. This program is KRIS SmileCare. Teachers will attend quarterly webinars and develop plans for the students. Daily monitoring of brushing and flossing continues while education classes are held quarterly with students to increase their oral health knowledge. Eventually, we will implement parent-education time during the parent-teacher conference weeks to increase support of the parents.
Hyun S. Bang, DDS and KRIS hopes to make a positive impact in the lives of the growing children and see this high prevalence of dental disease decrease over time by educating the younger generation!
Founder, Krissy's talk at our recent Biennial LUTO Mission Trip:
Donations to Mission Opportunities officially supported by Hyun S. Bang, DDS, even beyond KRIS
June 2018 Philippines missions San Francisco Central SDA Church group - we donated 1000 home care kits
March 2019 Philippines missions Monterey Bay Academy group with the support of SF Central Church - we donated 1000 home care kits
June 2019 Philippines orphanage & elementary school oral health education KRIS foundation with the support of Sunnyvale SDA Church - we donated 1000 home care kits
November 2019 Bolivia missions San Francisco Central SDA Church group - we donated 1000 home care kits
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