The dental teams consist of dentists, dental nurse/assistants, and dental hygienist/therapists. They work in numerous village locations to provide free dental treatment and oral hygiene education.
Treatment is provided on a needs basis where the problem that the patient presents with is treated. There are no attempts to treatment plan other necessary work as the sad fact is that patients do not have access to further work due to their geographical location or financial situation. The main treatment delivered in the villages is extractions, fillings, scale and cleans, minor surgical procedures and some straightforward restorations.
Together with partner agencies, the dental teams also work with local schools providing basic oral hygiene education and toothbrushes.
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