The following day we worked at KCC & BPS Pre-school. Many of the children we saw were from poor communities and had been chosen by Soft Power to have an education. We had 5 chairs and saw 186 patients. Most of them received fluoride varnish treatments after Optident generously donated 6 large boxes each containing 200 batches of Enamelast.
Day 5 was a clinic held in a government run school (Kyamyg Primary) where 101 people were treated. The following day we had 66 patients to treat at Bugembe health centre with 4 chairs outside the building.
The clinic at Glory de Nursery & Special Needs in Jinja was the busiest so far. We saw 221 patients, with 94 given fluoride. One of the hygienists gave OHI to the children waiting outside.
The next day was a clinic in Stevie’s village. Stevie is Dentaid’s bus driver in Uganda and the whole team wanted to make this the best day. We saw 158 patients including 73 who required multiple extractions. We had the most amazing lunch cooked by Stevie’s sister in-law, along with freshly cut pineapple and bananas from his farm.
Day 9 & 10 were rest days for us all and we visited a sugar factory, shopped and camped at The Haven where we relaxed by the pool.
The next clinic was held in Toowa a small community in Lugazi. We worked here for 2 days from one of the local primary schools and will never forget the greeting we received from the children.
We saw a total of 268 patients over the 2 days and 138 people required extractions.