Our partner, GAVINA, serves Tucumán and neighbouring provinces where the most acute poverty levels are found in Argentina.

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Antonio Héctor Elizondo, who has worked for the Gavina Foundation in Argentina since 2006. He serves as a dentist and orthodontist on the team. 

Good oral hygiene is critical, as is the work of dentists and orthodontists in correcting the bite for healthy chewing, speaking and breathing. Continued dental assessments, oral health education, cleaning, extractions, and orthodontic treatment are vital to ensure that children maintain healthy teeth and are able to smile confidently.

He believes that fathers and parents are integral to the patient’s healing. As such, he facilitated family meetings and he developed a weekly guitar course for patients and their families.