Trinity Dental Clinic

The Trinity Dental Clinic (“TDC”) will be established on the ELWA campus just outside the capital
city of Monrovia. TDC will also operate at least 2 days weekly at a satellite clinic to increase
accessibility. Surgical procedures will be performed by Dr. Chapman in the ELWA Hospital operating
room. Plans include expansion of the existing dental clinic at ELWA, and outfitting of “satellite” clinic.
Future plans include a separate building on ELWA campus with 6 treatment rooms.The goal of TDC is to
provide relief for the millions of people who suffer daily from dental pain,
primarily those whose lives are threatened by dental infections. The long term goal of TDC is to
improve the access to affordable, quality dental care throughout Liberia and evaluate the methods by
which smaller, sustainable clinics can be operated in partnership with local hospitals and clinics. TDC
will hire and train a dedicated full-time trained staff. Training will involve basic computer skills;
infection control; dental and surgical assisting; and training to teach oral health care.TDC will engage short term volunteer dentists and surgeons from around the world to serve in the
clinic and also in the satellite clinics around the country.
Frieda Schmidt hopes to soon establish a Dental Therapy training school which will graduate students
trained to extract teeth and perform fillings and cleanings. These graduates will be placed in the satellite
clinics. They will also serve as a referral base for severe conditions which need to be treated with
surgical care.

TDC is committed to providing treatments to all citizens of Liberia regardless of race or religion. It
aims to provide 5,000 patient appointments and 6,000 procedures for approximately 4,000 people per year.

It will provide dental health education to 15,000 people in local schools, communities and
patients per year.