International dental charity Dentaid is bringing its mobile dental unit to The Dentistry Show as part of an anniversary partnership. Dentaid has been celebrating its 20th anniversary and, with The Dentistry Show now in its 10th year, the organisations have teamed up to show British dental professionals how they can make a difference with dentistry both in the UK and overseas. Dentaid’s mobile dental unit will be on stand L100 at The Dentistry Show at Birmingham’s NEC from May 12-13.
Visitors will be able to climb on board and learn more about the charity’s work providing dental care for homeless and vulnerable people.
The mobile unit also visits schools to provide oral health education for schoolchildren and will be used to deliver dental projects across the country. The Dentistry Show is also a great opportunity for visitors to learn more about Dentaid’s volunteering trips around the world.
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The charity has recently launched new projects in the refugee camps on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Samos where there is a desperate need for dental care. Delegates can also sign up for volunteering trips across Africa and Asia planned for 2018. A key area of Dentaid’s work is sending reconditioned dental equipment to dentists overseas. Practices looking to donate items will be able to give details at Dentaid’s stand.
The charity is also fundraising to provide more DentaidBoxes – entire dental surgeries that fit into a wheelie bin and can be used to set up dental clinics in some of the most remote parts of the world. “We are delighted to be attending this year’s Dentistry Show it will be a fantastic opportunity for us to meet dental professionals and tell them about our work in the UK and overseas,” said Dentaid’s CEO, Andy Evans. “We are very grateful that The Dentistry Show has chosen to support Dentaid and hope that as a result of attending the show we’ll be able to help more people in the most remote and poorest parts of the world access the dental care they need.”