Dental Teams

Twice a year, DDC sends dental teams to school in southern Keny. A team consists of several dentists, dental surgeons, dental assistants, dental hygienists and helpers (dental background not required) Team members are volunteers who pay for their own travel costs. They regurlarly look for sponsors to cover these costs.

The schools use our teams to have all pupils checked and treated. Teachers and community members from the area can also use our free care. We use the DDC prevention programme in the schools. This is a pleasant and educational programme to teach the children how to brush their teeth. We also explain what the treatment by the dentists entails and the impact of nutrition on the teeth. We take into consideration local habits and Kenyan culture.

Heidi Peeters

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