Dr. Ravin gives back to underprivileged communities.
Along the eastern edge of Jamaica rise the steep majestic Blue Mountains that are known famously for Blue Mountain Coffee.
The mountain range sprawls across the island for 28 miles with the width of 12 miles and a peak of 7,400 feet. People from all over the world come to hike, bike, and experience some of the most breathtaking views from the 5th highest peak in the Caribbean.
While many people want to experience the beauty of the mountains Dr. Anatoliy Ravin visits the Blue Mountains of Jamaica for another reason. Among the picturesque views of this mountain range are the local residents who are some of the poorest in the country with limited access to medical resources, food, and even water.
Armed with his dental supplies and his passion for serving the underprivileged, Dr. Ravin brings his kindness and expertise providing the local residents of the Blue Mountains with the vital dental care that they need. A tooth extraction in this area can cost thousands of dollars with the locals struggling to obtain even the most basic necessities. You can see why the humanitarian efforts of Dr. Ravin can make a significant difference in their lives.
While in Jamaica, Dr. Ravin helped people of all ages, from children to the elderly. One local woman was especially grateful to Dr. Ravin for removing her front teeth that were severely damaged due to an accident at the age of nineteen. With partially broken teeth, it was going to require an expensive tooth extraction that would demand upon her to painstakingly save from what little money she had. She is now able to use the money she saved from the tooth extraction and use it towards items such as food, clothing and shelter.
“To Dr. Ravin, I am very grateful, and I hope this program continues because it’s a blessing to the community and to outsiders who hear about it because it helps you in so many ways. Many of us pray to find the money [to get teeth pulled]. It’s not easy. That money can be used to buy food or something else. So I’m very grateful for this program. Many [people] are grateful for this program and I hope it continues every year so that everybody can get the support [they need]”.
Dr. Ravin has given back and provided dental care to residents of Jamaica, Haiti, the Amazon, and Peru. He also gives back to his local community by providing his expertise and time to the Hartford Community Health Center, the local battered women’s shelter, and to our veterans in Rocky Hill. Because Dr. Ravin is passionate about providing dental care to the underprivileged, he continues to plan future trips around the world.
Contact Hospital Dental Group at 860-524-5194 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Anatoliy Ravin today.