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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dental screening

This week we are bringing a new program to Petite Riviere - pediatric denistry.  We have two dedicated volunteers with years of experience in chilren's denistry.  Today they were screening children in a nearby school.  The video shows how this was done.  Unfortunately our team found that nearly all of the older children had untreated cavities and other dental problems.  In fact, it looked like most of children had no prior dental care.  Over the next ten days, our team will be treating these children and, we hope, many others too.  Our team won't be pulling many teeth.  They have come with all the equipment and materials to do high quality restorative dentistry.
If you are very observant, you can see on the blackboard a table showing the size of the class.  For those of you who can't quite make it out, the sign shows that there are 83 children in this modest sized class room. 

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