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Dr. Kevin Tri, right, stands with one of the patients he treated while in the Dominican Republic. (Submitted photo)

Local dentist spent Memorial Day treating patients in the Dominican Republic

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Dr. Kevin Tri, DDS, had never gone on a mission trip before. But when he heard about an opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic for five days with 18 other dental surgeons from across the country, he knew it was a trip he wanted to take.


"It was the right time for me," he said.

Tri was attending a mini residency on implant and reconstructive bone surgeries on the east coast when the dentistry mission trip became available. He made the trip the week of Memorial Day.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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