About the Program
Sometimes we dislike going to the dentist – but for many people in the developing world, who do not have access to regular dental care, a visit to the dentist is both exciting and vitally important. Poor dental health can be a contributory factor to gum disease and systemic problems such as diabetes, heart disease and improper fetal development.
Every year, A Better World attempts to send out a team, composed of dental professionals such as dentists, hygienists, assistants, students and support staff, which operates portable clinics in rural locations. Most often the clinics are at sites where A Better World has had previous projects. They provide immediate and urgent dental care for patients, as well as oral hygiene training. Emphasis is also placed on providing support and mentor-ship for local dental health professionals in the areas that they work.
The dental team is led by Dr. Kelvin Hill of Sylvan Lake Dental Centre.
Raised to date: $3,200
Expected start date: Ongoing
Project Manager: Dr. Kelvin Hill
Dr. Kelvin and Marica Hill
Many generous A Better World donors
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On hold due to COVID-19