Dr. Takigawa participated in mobile dental clinics in the rural Philippines. It was quite an eye-opening experience where 1700+ people received dental care for the first time in their lives. With so many people in need and limited contact time with each, the team worked hard to bring a more ongoing impact. The solution was to connect with local missionaries who were living there long term and could raise the collective dental IQ of the rural towns. The experience definitely confirmed Dr. Takigawa's decision for a career in dentistry and helping people.