This summer, Project Clean Teeth traveled to Vyara, India on a mission to provide oral care to the underprivileged and teach about how to take care of their teeth. This was the first endeavor of our organization, Global Service Projects, and a great success.
Providing Free Dental Services to the Community
The Project Clean Teeth camp ran for three days and was hosted by Bhai Bhai dental clinic, a local clinic ran by Dr. Chairu Shah and Dr. Keval Shah. The dentists provided free services like X-rays, fillings, root canals, extractions, and dentures to 100 patients in the community in India.
Meanwhile, we volunteered teaching the patients about proper maintenance of their teeth and gave out free toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss — all of which would not be possible without the supplies generously donated by Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
Teaching Tooth Care in the Elementary School
Along with the patients served in the clinic, Project Clean Teeth visited the government elementary school and taught over 600 elementary school children about proper dental care. We also provided each child with a toothbrush, tube of toothpaste, and a container of floss.
Visiting the poor local school was an important part of our mission to reduce the disparity of health services between the underprivileged and the more fortunate.
The goal of Global Service Projects is to give help to those who need it the most in this world.
Overall, Project Clean Teeth made a huge impact on the health of the underserved in Vyara, Gujarat.