Dr.Shinn realized his life’s mission during his trip to Nepal in 1990. There, he met a 5-year-old Soman Sherpa on a rural trail who was swollen from temple to armpit with a life-threatening systemic infection caused by abscessed teeth. He saved the girl’s life by performing rudimentary extraction. Amie Jane Leavitt writes about this life changing event in Aesthetic Dentistry Magazine.
Here is also a video interviewing Soman Sherpa and Dr.Shinn.
[Image via Aesthetic Dentistry Magazine.]