Dr. Balleza has been involved in dental missions for the past two consecutive years (Feb.2012-2013). She's an active member of Canadian Medical Mission Society (CMMS) a non-profit organization. Dr.Balleza is the current vice-president of CMMS for the year 2013 under the leadership of Dr.Dan Vargas MD (ENT Surgeon) and the presiding President of CMMS.
Tarlac Philippines February 2012
It was a two week medical-dental mission, held in Tarlac provincial Hospital in northern Luzon province of the country. Dental treatments and management of chronic and acute oral infections with surgical intervention procedures was performed to five(500) hundred indigent patients comprised of pediatric, adults and geriatric patients from different towns and villages. The dental team led by Dr. Balleza was supported by a dental hygienist and a registered nurse both from BC, Canada and the rest were five local Dentists from Manila with Dr. Simoun Suguitan, Dr. Rachel Suguitan, Dr. Lenlen Atienza, Dr. Melanie de Leon and Dr. Irma Cascante.
We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to Arcona Henry-Schein company in the dental division for the support and sponsorship of the dental equipment,materials and supplies and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Canada that contributed to the success of the two dental missions.
CMMS Mission Statement: "Together, We will Bring Hope for a Better Health!"