We are pleased to recognize the incredible contributions of Dr. Rohinton Patel. He began volunteering with DLN Hawaii in 2008 and in that time has worked with 42 DLN patients and donated more than $350,000 in donated treatment. He also has served in various capacities on the DLN HI Board and is currently acting as the DLN HI Board President.
Most recently he worked with Delta Dental Laboratories to help restore the dental health and smile of an elderly woman named Judith.
Judith is a widow dealing with several health challenges including asthma, hypertension and mental health issues. After caring for her ailing husband for 12 years, she moved to the mainland to become the caregiver to her parents for another 10 years. Now living in Honolulu and relying totally on Social Security, Judith is unable to afford treatment for severe and painful dental disease.
Fortunately, Judith applied to the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program and was linked with two generous volunteers that restored both her smile and dental health. Dr. Patel provided Darlene with a comprehensive exam, performed extractions, and fitted her with full lower and partial upper dentures. Delta Dental Laboratories fabricated the dentures at no cost.