All Smiles Coming Back From the Dental Clinic
In August and September of 2018, Humans for Education opened our first dental clinic in Ngoswani, Kenya! Dental problems can result in a child missing school, which can put that child in the risk of dropping out. Having a lack of dental care could cost a child an education, and that is unacceptable.
We are starting a free, annual dental clinic for our schools to help end this issue.
Smiles From Kenya!
Big smiles were brought to the happy faces of Kenyan students because our dental clinic this year was a huge success!
Initially we hoped to treat at least 125 students, but thanks to a very talented team of volunteer dentists, we managed to see over 250 patients.
That is over double our expectations! Not only did we get to handle the dental needs of students, but our team also visited teachers and members of the community! Our dentists did fillings, extractions, emergency procedures, and we also taught about proper dental hygiene! This was a fantastic start, and we plan to have even more success in 2019 with more dentists and assistants looking forward to help!
Changing a Community
Living in America, we have the luxury of numerous health benefits such as our easy access to a dental clinic. However, many of these students in Kenya had never seen a dentist before. An even scarier truth is that many of these children probably never would have if it wasn’t for our dental clinic. That’s why we are taking small steps to create a better future for Kenya with our new annual, free dental clinic. It’s time for change!