Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Local Dentist returns from mission trip to Guyana

Over 285 People Treated; Started Construction on First School Built in 40 Years 

Jackson, CA – Jackson Creek Dental Group dentist, Dr. Dwight Simpson, recently returned from a mission trip to Guyana, South America where the team ministered to children, as well as serving the medical and dental needs of the community.  Dr. Simpson, along with local dentist Dr. Anugerah, treated over 285 people doing general dentistry, fillings, extractions and cleanings. They spent three days in Georgetown, and then were flown to two remote interior gold mining villages where the people had not received dental care in five years.

“In Baramita, we delivered toothbrushes to a local school where the children had never seen or used a toothbrush,” stated Simpson. “In Port Kaituma, the community ate a very western diet, but they had no dental education so they weren’t taking proper care of their teeth and had a lot of tooth decay.”

The mission team also included a medical team consisting of an ENT, OB and physician’s assistant, who performed cleft palate surgeries, removal of a goiter and attended to other medical needs. In addition to the dental and medical teams, about 40 adults and children from the Placerville area started building a much needed school, the first new school in 40 years. They were only able to complete the foundation and other mission groups will come in behind them to complete the building in May and June.

While they were there, Guyana was celebrating 130 years of Adventistism. Children from the Davis Tribe walked 6 miles, took a paddleboat 6 hours and then flew to Georgetown to participate in the celebration. Hundreds of Pathfinders, a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, marched through town with bands playing music, performing drills and singing for the crowds.

Dr. Simpson, shown here with volunteer Aaron Golmitz, provided much needed dental services
to the people living in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana.   
“The Davis Tribe has an interesting story,” says Simpson. “An Elder, O.E. Davis was a missionary living and working in Georgetown, Guyana. It is told that the chief of the Indian tribe, Auka, asked the Big Spirit for help to make things better for his people and be a better ruler. He then began having visions where an angel told him a white man carrying a black book would come to teach them more about God’s ways and the tribe was to follow him and do whatever he said.  That man was Davis, hence the name the Davis Tribe.”

The mission team worked through an organization called Maranatha. The impact of Maranatha’s mission work is twofold as they provide desperately needed buildings and offer opportunities for people to make service a part of their lives. They, along with their volunteers, have impacted more than 80 countries and countless lives as a result of their work.

The dentists at Jackson Creek Dental Group have been on many mission trips providing free dentistry in some of the poorest areas of the world.  These include trips to Armenia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Costa Rica, Africa and native, impoverished regions of Kauai.

Drs. Simpson and Anugerah were flown into remote mining villages
to perform free dentistry as part of their missionary work.
Jackson Creek Dental Group offers a full range of advanced, comprehensive dental specialties, from general care, periodontal care, dental implants and orthodontics to cosmetic dentistry, smile design and full mouth reconstruction.  For more information contact us at (209) 223-2712 or visit our website at www.JacksonCreekDental.com.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Postpartum Depression Training Class - Fri May 19

Postpartum Depression & Beyond: The Perinatal Basics
Great training coming to Jackson!
GSA Meeting Room
Register at the link below.

Free Workshop: Keeping Our Kids Safe From Sex Trafficking - Thurs May 4

Free Workshop Open to the community! Keeping Our Kids Safe From Sex Trafficking

Josephine Feemster is a passion-filled human trafficking activist whose story of resilience has inspired many. Having overcome incredible adversity on her journey toward living empowered, Josephine knew she was destined to make an impact on the lives of others who shared her experiences. Josephine is a founding member of the RISE Drop-In Center, a program for young survivors of sex trafficking in the California Bay Area and is trained in multiple CSEC methodologies.

You'll learn:
Which children are vulnerable
Signs of trafficking
How pimps operate
How to support victims
What services and supports are available locally.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Workshop: Health & Wellness, Guide for Child Care Providers - Thurs Apr 27

Calling all child care providers and preschool teachers!
Please join us on Thursday, April 27th for 'HEALTH & WELLNESS: A GUIDE FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS'... an "Amador Quality for Kids" (newly chosen name for Amador County's Project IMPACT) fun and informational workshop presented by CSUS Nursing Students and other community partners!
Thursday, April 27 from 5:45-7:30PM
First 5 Amador
975 Broadway, Jackson
Dinner and child care will be provided. Please RSVP to 257-1092.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Child Passenger Safety Tech Training - May 16 & 19

Amador County Public Health will be hosting a Car Seat Technician Course.
Please see flyer below for information. This is very important as it allows our car seat education program to continue assisting the community.
Please pass along this information and post on your walls, windows, and Facebook pages, etc.
We are seeking 16 students to fill the class.

Register online:

Call Amador County Public Health at 223-6407 for more information.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

"What Is Schizophrenia Disorder?" Workshops - May 9, 10 & 11

Come join us for this free workshop where we will discuss the following topics:
What is Schizophrenia Disorder?
What causes Schizophrenia?
What are the early warning signs of Schizophrenia?
How is Schizophrenia treated?
Safety & crisis resources
Where professional help is available

Workshop Locations & Dates are listed below in the flyer:

Please call 209-296-2785 for more information. RSVP if you will need child care.
Para información en Español, por favor llame al 209-257-1980 x 104. 

"What Is Psychosis?" Workshops - April 11, 12 & 13

Come join us for this free workshop where we will discuss the following topics:
  • What is Psychosis?
  • What causes Psychosis?
  • What are the early warning signs of Psychosis?
  • How is Psychosis treated?
  • Safety & crisis resources
  • Where professional help is available
Workshop locations and dates are posted on the flyer below.


Please call 209-296-2785 for more information. RSVP if you will need child care.
Para información en Español, por favor llame al 209-257-1980 x 104.