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Boaz Jardel Rukiga outreach

Two days of dental outreach were carried out in Kandago and Mparo in Rukiga district on the 19th and 20th of March 2024. These were done to help the people in these areas who do not have affordable dental treatment services but also in commemoration of World Oral Health Day which is celebrated on March 20th every year.

The outreaches were highly attended with so many people coming for dental services that on day two in Mparo, to try and serve everyone who came we finished after dark.

It was a tiring but enjoyable two days of service above self for which 217 people were offered dental treatment. We did 162 extractions, 44 fillings and 11 scalings.

In the spirit of the world oral health week, to promote dental and mouth hygiene, on Thursday the 21st, I visited Shalom Vocational School, a place where we had visited before two years ago and gave an oral hygiene lesson to students after which they all received a toothbrush and a toothpaste.  134 students and a staff of 12 all received the goodies and were very happy for the gift. They all promised to take good care of their teeth.

I want to thank Dentaid for funding these dental outreaches and making sure they happen at least one more time. I would also like to thank the team of Ugandan dentists I worked with to make this activity a success.