Today we took the first batch of our children to see the M’lop Tapang dentist. They have generously agreed to take on our children for free. Their in house dentists are capable of the basics (cleaning and fillings etc), so they check all the children first. Anything more major has to wait for volunteer dentist from overseas (who work in shifts and come nearly every month) to arrive. So any children with major problems are called back then.
Tooth care is a huge problem here, with most the children at the center having fairly bad teeth. These, as well as causing discomfort, can easily lead to infection. While we supply toothbrushes and teach the children to brush their teeth every week, this access to proper tooth hygiene will make a huge difference. Thank you M’lop Tapang!