Iquitos, Peru – 2015

Iquitos, Peru – 2015

In early June, 2015, the Semiahmoo Dental Outreach (SDO) team ventured to Iquitos, Peru for the first time. With a population of 500,000, Iquitos is the largest city in the world without road access. At the upper end of the navigable Amazon River, it is only about 300 feet above sea level, with a deep water port 3600 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean, 23 days by cargo ship. The river rises and falls over 40 feet each year, its high water occurring about the end of May.   The Team   We were seven dentists, three hygienists, two chair side