Hands of Loving Dentistry – US Foundation

Our Mission

Changing lives with His love & grace, one happy healthy smile at a time.

Our Vision

 Establish a dental health clinic that provides services to help ease the pain and suffering of underserved children and families in partnership with Kenyan Dentists and volunteer short-term dental missionaries.

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100% of donations go to supply dental services/direct care.

Meet Our Board

The HOLD-US Foundation Board is dedicated to showing unconditional love and acknowledging the dignity within all people. To serve the underserved, not only with dentistry but hope for easing the pain and suffering of a deserving people. A means by which our recipient’s overall health will be improved and their lives are changed. Our primary focus is establishing and sustaining a working dental clinic in Nakuru Kenya. It is our goal to be completely transparent with donors, supporters, and volunteers. Working together as a team we believe the will of God can and will be achieved.
Bret Annoni

Bret Annoni


I have been practicing dentistry in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1994 and I have been coming to Kenya with the Dental Team every 18 mos. starting in 2010.  The Kenyan people grabbed my heart in 2010 and the grip has only strengthened.

John 13:35 – By this all people will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.

Mussie Sibhatu

Mussie Sibhatu

Vice Chairman

I am a dentist in Oakland California who has been practicing since 2005. I have been going to Nakuru with the dental teams since 2012. I believe that it is an honor to serve the people of Kenya with the gift of dentistry, blessing others as I have been blessed.

Hebrews 13:16 – And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Barry Penner

Barry Penner

Board Advisor

I have been a General and Cosmetic Dentist in Pleasanton, CA for 46 years. After having an interest in Dental Missions for many years I was able to make my first trip to Kenya in 2008 to do dentistry for orphaned children. I went with a lot of questions but quickly discovered that my whole career had prepared me for this. I have returned 6 more times! It has been very rewarding and a great experience especially to have shared it with my wife Sharon.

James 1:27 “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.

Teresa Kapellas

Teresa Kapellas


I have served on several dental team mission trips to Kenya since 2009. Each trip is different, but they are always full of love, compassion, and adventure. Although my background is in Education/Administration, God has used me in so many ways over the years- all he asks from us is a willing heart!

Ephesians 4:15 (CEV) Love should always make us tell the truth. Then we will grow in every way and be more like Christ, the head of the body. Christ holds it together and makes all of its parts work perfectly, as it grows and becomes strong because of love.

Amy Smith

Amy Smith


I am married Christian woman living in Antioch, California. I have been practicing Dental Hygiene for 30 years. I have been blessed to serve on several Dental Mission trips to Nakuru Kenya. These experiences have touched my heart. I am passionate about providing dental services and health education and sharing God’s love.

1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.

Kris Baldwin

Kris Baldwin

Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer

I am a born again Christian and a Registered Dental Assistant who considers it a privilege to serve the underserved. I heard God’s call to Kenya on the first dental mission in 2008. I truly feel at home on the ground there and have returned 8 times to Nakuru. I want to pass on the same unconditional love and hope that has been shown to me.

Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

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