Afghan evacuees filling gaps in Fox Valley dental health 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.

Remaining a dentist in Kabul stored Mohammad Azimy occupied. 

In addition to operating his very own clinic in Afghanistan’s capital city, he also offered dental solutions at a local medical center and skilled dental college students at a college. He frequently labored till 8 or 9 p.m. 

It all disappeared in a subject of times previous August as the Taliban took the country over and he and his spouse and little one were pressured to flee. 

It was very clear some thing was wrong the early morning of Aug. 15, Azimy remembered, but he however headed to work at the medical center like usual. When he arrived, he stated he observed people jogging away, fearful. Police experienced abandoned their weapons in the streets and were being taken absent by taxi. 

Connected: 180 Afghan evacuees have moved to the Fox Valley. Here is what arrives next for them.

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