Afghan evacuees filling gaps in Fox Valley dental health workforce

Dental assistant Mohammad Azimy, left, works with Dr. Heather Hassell on a patient's May 25 at Partnership Community Health Center in Grand Chute. Azimy ran his own dental clinic in Kabul before evacuating Afghanistan and moving to the Fox Cities last winter.

Staying a dentist in Kabul kept Mohammad Azimy fast paced. 

In addition to jogging his have clinic in Afghanistan’s capital metropolis, he also provided dental expert services at a nearby hospital and properly trained dental students at a university. He generally worked till 8 or 9 p.m. 

It all disappeared in a make a difference of times previous August as the Taliban took the place above and he and his spouse and baby have been compelled to flee. 

It was distinct a little something was wrong the morning of Aug. 15, Azimy remembered, but he nonetheless headed to perform at the clinic like usual. When he arrived, he reported he saw people running away, worried. Law enforcement experienced abandoned their weapons in the streets and ended up being taken away by taxi. 

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