China Humanitarian


China Humanitarian

Picture above: Dr. Yin Hsu, U.S. dentist from Boston, doing triage on children.

This Fall (October 14-24) Dr. Karl Koerner and Dr. Bruce Bosler are each conducting similar China dental humanitarian trips to China as done many times before.  They both speak fluent Mandarin Chinese. The trips are according to our established model (since 2007) of:

  1. Treating indigents (mostly orphans and the elderly) in modern clinics that we use free of charge and
  2. Teaching local Chinese dentists at chairside and in lecture situations.

We learn from them as well (See pictures in the Gallary). There is no religious affiliation but we are just trying to use our talents and expertise to help others in need, meet new people, and experience an interesting culture.

We take 7-8 dentists, 2 hygienists, and others to help facilitate the treatment -- up to a total of about 17-18 people. We are usually able to acquire some funding to help subsidize the hygienists.  We leave on a Friday and return on a Monday – for a total of 11 days.  There are two days of sightseeing at the end.  This year the sightseeing is in Zhang Jia Jie which is the popular place whose scenery inspired the movie Avatar.  Some people extend for a few days to visit other places too.

Evenings are packed with doing adventurous things in the place where we are. This Fall, one trip is in Guilin and the other in Xian. Last year we were in Guilin and Suqian. Both trips this year are unique.  Guilin has better scenery but Xian has the Terracotta Warriors.  Each will be culturally rich and professionally rewarding.  For some, it may be a culture shock but you soon get over it as you acclimate into the surroundings. Time is running out to get the best airfare. 

Call Dr. Koerner for Xian (801-502-8585) or Dr. Bosler for Guilin (707-718-8112). The cost is about $2500 per person double occupancy (a little more for your own room). Our organization, Help the Children, Inc. is 501(c)3 certified by the IRS.