Swords to Ploughshares:  East meets West Children's Dental Program - Vietnam
Apr 30, 2020
Dr. Stan Shulman
Swords to Ploughshares: East meets West Children's Dental Program - Vietnam

Dr. Stan Shulman has volunteered for seven outreach missions with the East meets West Dental Program.  The charity, founded 25 years ago, has provided millions of dollars of dental treatment to indigent Vietnamese village children---most of whom have never seen a dentist.  Perhaps even more fascinating and inspiring, East meets West has been recognized and honored by American diplomats and military leaders for having “meaningfully contributed” to fostering peace between former adversaries--the U.S. and Vietnam.

Dr. Shulman, a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry, began his career as a public health service officer treating Native Americans in Alaska for the Indian Health Service.  The American Dental Association honored him as the first recipient of the “Community Preventive Dentistry Award,” citing his national public health efforts to reduce early childhood tooth decay.  Later, the ADA recognized him for “Meritorious Service to the Vietnamese People.”  He has served on the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Dental Society’s Foundation for 37 years and is an elected member to the American College of Dentists.  Dr. Shulman is a private practice dentist working from his home in upper northwest Washington.