Guatemala Oral Surgery Cases

Cleft Lip Correction Guatemala

Also see Dr. Richmond and his team’s volunteer work in Tibet, Asia

In 2013, Dr. Richmond went to Guatemala with the organization Free to Smile. The surgical team, lead by Dr. Byron Henry, spent a week in Uspantan, Guatemala, and performed cleft lip and palate surgery on 40 children who would otherwise not have access to medical care. This was Dr. Richmond’s first mission trip to a foreign country.

In February of 2014, Dr. Richmond went back to Guatemala with the organization Free to Smile on another cleft lip and palate surgery trip lead by Dr. Byron Henry. On the is trip the team of surgeons performed cleft lip and palate surgery on 40 children. Dr. Richmond’s daughter Grace accompanied him on this trip. Grace served as an assistant in the recovery ward and was one of 3 Spanish language interpreters for the trip.