By Senior Airman Sam Salopek, 349th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 30, 2017
Capt. (Dr.) Kim Burford, 60th Dental Squadron dentist and acting 60th Medical Group executive officer, and Marisell Efren-Wiley, 60th Dental Squadron dental technician, simulate a dental cleaning at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., March 24, 2017. Burford is organizing an upcoming humanitarian mission scheduled for May. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sam Salopek)
She saw her. The scared little girl was only five or six years old and the girl needed help, having possibly never sought dental care before. The tiny patient was in pain. Her mother tried to calm her, but she did not understand. The young dentist tried to sooth her fears, but did not prevail. Her tiny face is now ingrained in the dentist’s mind forever, the little girl from Jamaica.