1238 Missionary Dentistry with Dr. Joe Jacobi : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dr. Jacobi graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1975. After running a successful solo general practice for 36 years, he transitioned to a different type of dentistry. Over the last eight years, he has made 15 trips to areas in the U.S. and 13 countries in Central and South America, the Caribbean, India, Africa and the Philippines. He has traveled with the U. S. Navy, as well as with civilian, university and non-government organizations. In addition, he serves as a mentor to the Pre-Dental Society at the University of Louisville and has taken many students to Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinics in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, as well as to Louisville Dental Society community clinics. Dr. Jacobi also serves as the volunteer Director of Manufacturing and Technology Development at WaterStep, a Louisville-based nonprofit that responds to critical needs for safe water and infection prevention in developing countries and disaster situations by evaluating and implementing simple solutions and teaching people to use those tools. He has helped build water treatment systems in Central and South America, India, Africa, the Upper Amazon and Puerto Rico. Dr Jacobi lives in Louisville, Kentucky, is a Life Member of the ADA, and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentists.

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