The Geometry of Care

By Anne Baer
Photos courtesy of Dr. Plancich and Open Wide Foundation

Inside Clinic Building wide view

Triangles are at work wherever strength is needed. As the most stable shape in the architectural world, this simple, three-sided shape easily handles pressure by distributing large loads over area. This imagery perfectly fits the way three different groups came together to meet crushing poverty in Guatemala. In the remote highlands outside Antigua, Guatemala, the mid-sized city of Peronia provided the setting for tangible efforts from three separate groups dedicated to giving back: the Open Wide Foundation, A-dec (Austin Dental Equipment Company), and volunteer dental teams.

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