Hello! We are a dental team of 6 travelling to Cebu (Phillipines) to carry out dental work on students and adults of Bajao School in Cebu City from 11-18th August 2019. These patients have limited/no access to affordable dental care, thus the urgent need to act NOW!
We are endorsed by Healthcare Expeditions International, Singapore and are working closely with Rise Above Foundation, Cebu- a local NGO that strives to provide medical & dental care, educational opportunities and livelihood training to the poor and underpriviledged in Cebu.
Aims and Objectives
Our project revolves around 3 main focuses:
- To provide accessible dental care to the young and old in Bajao School, Cebu City.
- To provide immediate symptomatic relief for patients in pain and discomfort.
- To increase awareness and educate patients about good oral hygiene habits through dental hygiene talks and activities, in hope to improve health literacy and to reduce prevalence of dental caries in the area.
Mobile clinics will be set up over a period of 6 days where we will provide basic dental care services and immediate dental relief to all of our patients. Procedures carried out will mainly be extractions under local anesthesia, as well as placing restorations after the removal of caries.
In 2016, the team managed to reach out to 494 patients over 8 days - with 314 teeth restored and 745 teeth extracted. We will be anticipating a double in number of patients thus the increased need for funding.
Dental Public Health
This will be done by spreading the Word of Preventative Care:
We plan to reach out to the people about care of children’s teeth, the role of diet and oral health, the importance of home care and how a dentist can prevent tooth loss.
Activities that we plan to carry out are:
- Interative Toothbrushing games
- Diet Advice Workshops
Oral health packs consisting of a toothbrush, toothpaste and an informative pictorial leaflet will be distributed in conjunction with the preventative care education segment in the mobile clinics.
How YOU can Support us!
Any donation, big or small will go a long way in helping the underpriviledged Fillipinos in Cebu City. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of pharmaceutical products and medical supplies for our patients. We want to say a massive THANK YOU from the bottom of our heart for supporting our project - our smiles have never been wider knowing that we have such a wonderful support system
If you have any queries please feel free to email us at Projectcebudental@gmail.com.