In 2012 Dr Valley and his family traveled to Monterrey Mexico with a medical team to provide emergency treatment to the
many orphans there. While there they were able to play and interact with the children as well as provide fillings and removal of abscessed teeth to nearly 100 orphans a day. Many times working in partially finished buildings or in the street. The needy people in Mexico were also prayed for and with as well as many introduced to Jesus.
*Pictured is Dr Valley providing emergency dental relief to a needy person in Moneterrey Mexico
In 2015 Dr Valley and his family traveled to Guatemala with a team doing dramatic presentations in many schools, which prompted many students to want to know more about Jesus. The team was also able to set up a temporary hospital to treat medical and dental emergency needs for the poor people in San Juan and San Pedro. Dr Valley and his family love being able to use their resources and abilities to impact lives of needy people in places where they may not ever get help otherwise.
*Pictured is Dr Valley and his oldest daughter Morgan treating a Guatemalan patient in the temporary hospital.
In November 1994, Dr. Valley, his wife, Dawn and 14 others spent nearly three weeks in Central America providing emergency dentistry and health education in several small villages in Honduras. During this trip, their lives were enriched in so many ways. “It feels so wonderful to have a gift to give that is so appreciated and needed,” Dr. Valley commented after the trip.
In September 2004; Dr. Valley. his wife Dawn and nine others raised nearly $15,000 in support by climbing Mt. Charleston in Nevada. These funds went to many great causes including “Operation Smile’ and “Children’s Dental Care International.” It took them 11 hours to summit and return the 12,000 foot mountain!
Dentist Climb for a Cause
Making smiles brighter
By NICOLE LOUGHAN– Staff Write, Towne Courier 2004
OKEMOS – Dr. Martin Valley and his wife Dawn are going on an extreme adventure tohelp children with facial deformities.In it, they will attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Charleston. It is the highest peak in Nevada, rising nearly 12,000 foot.The purpose of the climb is to raise funds for two groups: Operation Smile in Hanoi and Vietnam, and Children’s Dental Care International in Las Vegas. Both are non-profit organizations dedicated to providing underprivileged children with dental rare. Operation Smile is nationally known for providing free reconstructive surgery to tens of thousands of children and young adults throughout the world. The organization is staffed by oral surgeons who donate their time to repair the facial deformities of children, such as cleft lip and cleft palates.Dental Care International is a new dental clinic, which will provide free dental services to children.Dawn said that she and her husband found the~causes to be very worthwhile.
“Every year we try to do something to give back to the community,” said Dawn. My husband has also done some missionary dentistry.”Dr. Valley said he and his wife are climbing “because we have been blessed with so much. This is a chance to give something back” The Valleys’’ goal is to raise $3,000 for the programing the form of pledges and donations. Dawn said that she and her husband will be paying for their own expenses and all of the proceeds raised for the program will go directly to charity.