The four operatory mobile dental clinic was designed into a 50-foot trailer to meet the needs of one population, Nicaragua. This design was not scaleable and sustainable.
The 50-foot gooseneck trailer met all of the needs listed by our provider partner, IMAHelps. The Clinic was completely self-sustaining and encompassed four dental operatory spaces and a sterilization space. After further discussions with our board of advisors, we decided to move away from this design. The Mobile Dental Clinic did not fully support Engineering Smiles mission of mobilizing dental care, the trailer would be difficult to navigate in less developed landscapes often found in impoverished countries. After this decision was made, the team moved towards a more portable option.