September 20, 2013 – CMAF just finished participating in a dental camp at Namgyal Tibetan School, providing education, fluoride treatments and support for Dr. Nitin and Dr. Samarika and other volunteer pediatric dentists. It was reported that 60 – 70% of the children we saw had dental caries. We will revisit this school in November to determine if the education, fluoride treatments, and individual advice has made any difference in the status of their oral health. Click here to view our recent dental camp pictures.
On Sept. 15, 2013, CMAF participated in a Dental Camp at Namgyal Higher Secondary School in Georgina. Volunteer dentists provided education and exams, and CMAF and other volunteers helped provide fluoride treatments for children under age 12. A total of 498 children were seen.
How we got started.
On World Aids Day (Dec. 1, 2012), CMAF coordinated a dental camp for HIV-positive children at Karuna Bhawan Orphanage. Some of these children have never seen a dentist. Under the direction of pediatric dentist Dr. Nitin, Carol and other volunteers helped apply fluoride treatments.
Help us bring healthy smiles to Nepali children.
Through our Dental Camp Program, Dr. Nitin and Dr. Samarika, and six other pediatric dentists, are donating their time to educate, examine and treat children. CMAF is recruiting volunteers and raising funds for fluoride and fissure sealant, gloves, and dental team transportation. The cost is only $2.00 per child, so $100 will help us reach 50 children!
(Dates subject to change)Shree Path Pradash School Lilitpu 470 students Sept. 22, 2013 Tsoknyi Gebchak Ling Buddhist Nunnery Chobhar 127 nuns Sept. 23, 2013
Also planned in 2013 is a Dental Camp fund-raising trip that incorporates a unique tour of Nepal’s historic and cultural treasures, along with opportunities to join our Dental Camp team as a volunteer. The trip will take place Sept. 20 to Oct. 1, 2013, and will include two Dental Camps scheduled for Sept. 22nd and 23rd. See our Nepal Tours page for an updated itinerary.