Dr. Roth and his wife met at dental school in Portland, Oregon. That is where Dr. Roth joined the church. They are very dedicated. Several times a year they pack up all of their equipment and head to other island countries. We could use dental help much more often than two weeks a year Any volunteers, Steve?!
This is the 'waiting room'. They lined up outside the 'office'. The office is set up in the Family History Office. I wish that I had a picture from the next day. Word spread quickly, and there were over forty people the next morning. Each person filled out a dental request form, and they waited their turn.
Obviously, it is impossible to see everyone. After the first week, it was clear that we needed to restrict it to only prospective missionaries and those in pain.
Sister Bennion promoted herself to Dental Receptionist. She greeted everyone and helped them fill out the form. She had the very hectic job of keeping everything as orderly as possible. Usually Sister Bennion is in charge of the Church Distribution Office here at the branch building. After five hectic days, she quit. Enough hassle!
Leku, the Seminary and Institute secretary, took a turn for one day. Then it was my turn the last two days. It was like old times, Uncle Ted!!!
The last night that the Roth's were here in Vanuatu, we had a farewell dinner together at the Melanesian, a nice hotel and restaurant. We had the Bennion's, the Roth''s, the Wallace's, the Jolley's, the Call's, and us. We had a greatevening together. Bro. Bennion even joined the combo and sang many songs for us!