Afghan evacuees filling gaps in Fox Valley dental well being 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 stored Mohammad Azimy active. 

In addition to managing his own clinic in Afghanistan’s capital town, he also furnished dental solutions at a nearby hospital and skilled dental students at a college. He normally worked till 8 or 9 p.m. 

It all disappeared in a make any difference of times final August as the Taliban took the place in excess of and he and his wife and baby ended up compelled to flee. 

It was apparent some thing was wrong the early morning of Aug. 15, Azimy remembered, but he nonetheless headed to operate at the hospital like regular. When he arrived, he said he observed people today working absent, fearful. Law enforcement experienced abandoned their weapons in the streets and were being currently being taken away by taxi. 

Related: 180 Afghan evacuees have moved to the Fox Valley. This is what will come future for them.