Gerry Beauchemin SDT, is the director of Dental Care For All International and licensed dental therapist. He is an active member of the Saskatchewan Dental Therapist Association, Canada. Gerry’s wife, is our office manager, accountant, secretary, assistant in countless capacities. Gerry and Denise have been involved in missions since 1986 and have three married daughters and six grandchildren.
While Gerry and Denise served in Senegal W. Africa they helped pioneer, with Dr. Martine Fritsch and her husband JeanMarc (France), the YWAM “House of Hope” medical and dental center in Dakar, Senegal. The facility was constructed by Mercy Ships. Gerry’s duties included training seven Senegalese nationals in primary dental care. The “House of Hope” continues to serve the medical and dental needs of the poor to this day. Since leaving Senegal in 2001, Gerry has returned seven times, as recently as November 2015—to update, encourage and evaluate his team at the “House of Hope” dental clinic.
In addition to serving with YWAM, initially in the Philippines (20 months), then later in Senegal, they have, for the last 16 years, continued in mission service based on the border of Mexico in Brownsville Texas. Gerry has done mission trips to Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti, twice to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and countless times in Mexico. This is why we reside on the Mexican border.
Since 2002, Gerry has trained over 250 short and long term missionaries in primary dental care. His students serve in many countries. According to Gerry, the most important quality a person needs for our course is a caring heart.
As one of our dental technicians, you would be committed to transfer your newly acquired dental knowledge and skills to at least one national in the developing world.
You travel to a community that welcomes you with a mission agency other than us. Trips must include at least seven days of dental service, which should suffice if a translator is needed. Ten days is preferred.
After your host community has selected your trainees, you will follow our step-by-step field operations manual. Once you have completed your mission, you will leave behind a national dental technician committed to continue serving their community.
Our dental kit consists of simple, inexpensive hand tools you teach your trainees to fabricate themselves. In this way, they can train additional technicians in adjacent communities. It’s about replication—the only way to bring greatly needed dental care to the world.
As part of our dental team, you continue to oversee your trainees after you have left the country; they already know and trust you. On occasion, you will have to restock their supplies. We will help you with that. Our purpose is to enable you to train, equip and oversee your dental team for the long haul.
Jesus’ servants in missions across the world can have a powerful impact for the Gospel as we humbly immerse ourselves in helping suffering humanity in practical service. Tooth decay afflicts billions causing great suffering in the world. Dental pain is one of the worse; ask anyone who couldn’t sleep at night because of it.
Our vision has always been to train “trainers” so dental care, in Jesus name, would multiply in the world. Well that is now more attainable than ever. Why? Silver Nitrate therapy—a simple therapy that halts dental decay in its tracks. Its simplicity and economy greatly facilitate replication. Imagine the potential in relieving human suffering this could bring. It could open the flood-gates to train thousands of dental techs across the globe. All things are possible with God.
Dental Care For All - What We Do
In our One-Day Intensive, you’ll be part of pioneering a dental movement to eradicate dental decay and gum disease.
Dental decay causes great suffering in the world—a tragic occurrence which afflicts billions of people. Dental pain can be excruciating; ask anyone who has not been able to sleep at night because of a toothache.
We can now cure dental decay without painful drills and needles for only pennies per tooth. A recent breakthrough in the treatment of dental decay makes it possible to train a person in one day. Treatment is simple, painless, effective, safe, portable, inexpensive and self-replicating.
Course Steps include
I Home-Study (8 hours)
II One-Day Intensive (10 hours)
III Home Review (8 hours)
Successful completion of our course and exam grants you a dental technician certificate. It affirms that our dental professionals recognize your competency. Member certification is renewed annually through a continuing educational module and field report through our association, IDCTA. The association keeps us connected, connects DT’s for mutual encouragement and support, provides C.E. updates, and evaluates field reports.