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Gerry Beauchemin, DT (administrator; founder)

1989 The Philippines: Gerry volunteered with two medical-dental groups as a dental apprentice under several dentists. During this time he performed over 300 extractions. 

1990-1992 Canada: Graduated from the National School of Dental Therapy (1992) and maintains.
active membership in the Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association.
1994-2001 Senegal: Helped launch Keru Yakaar (House of Hope), a medical / dental clinic in Dakar together with Dr. Martine Fritsch (France). Mentored seven nationals to serve as fellow clinicians providing urgent dental care at their own stations. Keru Yakaar continues to this day. Gerry has since made eight visits to Senegal to encourage and update his former team members.
2001-2019 Mexico border: Brownsville. Gerry taught international ART / SMART classes, mostly in Mexico with outreaches to Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, and D.R. of Congo. He's taught annual ART / SMART classes at I.B.C.D. Watts, OK from 2009 – 2019; 2020-2021 cancelled due to COVID. 2003 Gerry discovered the wonders of hand-burs when he glued them into mirror handles and found that it made caries' excavation easier. He has trained over 300 individuals in ART, mostly non-dentists from all backgrounds serving as volunteers in the developing world.

2019-2022 Dentists from the United States, Canada, England, Belgium, Holland, Bolivia, India  have discovered the benefits of Gentle Hand-Burs (GHBs) with SMART.
2022 Encouraged by the above, Gerry has registered with the FDA, applied for a Patent and was granted Trademark registration for Gentle Hand-Burs®. He is presently communicating with dental companies for promotion and distribution. What inspires Gerry most in dental care.



Denise Beauchemin

Denise serves in book-keeping and communications, and shares the same vision and commitment to this mission in helping it realize its goals. Denise also took Gerry's hand's on ART class which helped her get a more comprehensive understanding of the program. Denise serves as the organization's accountant which include's acting as its FDA GUDID* Coordinator.  * GUDID ("Global Unique Device Identifier Database.")  


Dee Danner, DDS 

Dr. Danner retired from a successful dental practice that spanned 35 years. As senior dental adviser, he graciously offers advice and counsel in all aspects of DCFA courses and website content. Dee keeps up with dental developments that relate to MMC; having become indispensable to our mission. He serves with deep dedication. Janet Danner, Dee's wife, took Gerry’s class in 2004. See "More Testimonials" on the Home page for an account of Janet's experience with Gentle Hand-Burs. Dee, subsequently, audited his next class. Dee and Janet have served with Gerry on several trips to Mexico and have practiced and taught ART classes in numerous countries abroad.


Jason Padvorac, BA (biomechanical engineering)
Meggan Padvorac, PhD (philosophy)

Jason Padvorac, BA (biomechanical engineering) Meggan Padvorac, PhD (philosophy)
Jason and Meggan have trained with Gerry in Mexico and served in the refugees camps on the border of Cambodia and Thailand. Meggan and Jason also assisted Gerry in I.B.C.D. classes and taught SMART classes in Mexico and Alaska. They desire to help take this mission into the future.


Azarja Groot, BA (aviation science; pilot)
Renee Groot, BA (science / teaching major; home-school education; insurance agent)

Azarja and Renee (son-law, daughter of Gerry and Denise) are partners with Gerry and Denise in the Gentle Hand-Bur mission of bringing Gentle Hand-Burs to the world. They also desire, and are committed, to taking this mission into the future.