Something I had really hoped to avoid during my stay in Ghana was a visit to the doctor and the dentist.... I've now done both. The visit to a Ghanaian doctor occurred as the last step in obtaining residency here. It turned out to be a visit to Emmanuel Kissi, a famous LDS pioneer here, who took our blood pressure and smiled at us. We are now official Ghanaian "residents." It takes up a whole page in my passport, but removes many restrictions on my coming and going. I no longer have to leave the country every 90 days to stay in good graces with immigration.
The visit to the dentist occurred this week when the crown on a molar came off. Fortunately, our Area Medical Advisor recommended a dentist who had been trained in the US. And so I met Dr. Tutuh who owns and runs "New World Dental Clinic." His certificates on the wall indicate training at Washington, DC and Michigan.
It turned out to be a positive experience. He put on a mask, a new pair of gloves and opened a sterile package containing the instruments he used on me. I had a completely painless experience. Lucky me. A little cement and I was on my way. Thank you Dr. Tutuh!