September 1, 2014

Dental Outreach Program

 

child fluorideSeptember 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.

Each school that we will be visiting in September will vary in personality and accommodations. We will be called upon to adapt to each situation in order to provide the students with oral health education and prevention. A Kathmandu Rotaract group has been helpful in identifying needy students and will be volunteering their assistance during the Sept. Dental Mission. Please note that the dates of the Dental Mission & Tour have been changed to Sept. 20 – Oct 1, 2013 in order to accommodate school holidays.  The new itinerary will be posted soon.

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!

 

Dental Camps Scheduled for 2013

(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.