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Updated: 07/19/2014 08:00:03AM

Dentist lends skills to Nicaraguan needy

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Dr. Kevin Schapley tends to the dental needs of a young Nicaraguan girl during his recent trip to Villa el Carmen, where he and his colleagues performed a variety of free medical services.

North Port dentist Dr. Kevin Schapley is flanked by his interpreter, Carlos, right, who helped translate the needs and medical histories of the patients.


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North Port dentist Dr. Kevin Schapley recently returned from a weeklong trip to Villa el Carmen in Nicaragua, where he and about 33 colleagues from all around the U.S. performed free dental and medical services to townspeople ranging in age from 6 to 96.

Schapley, 41, lives in South Venice and started up Kevin Schapley D.M.D. Cosmetic and General Dentistry at 14236 Tamiami Trail, Suite A in North Port nine years ago. He said the July 5-13 trip was arranged through the American Dental Association, which put him in touch with Global Health Outreach, a ministry of the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

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