Many visitors to the Dentaid stand at the BDTA Showcase last week brought donations of instruments as part of the ‘Instrument Amnesty’.
These instruments will be sorted, graded and given a new lease of life as part of Dentaid’s portable instrument kits.
Among the items were also reconditioned handpieces and new scaler tips which will be included with the refurbished surgeries that the charity regularly sends out to developing countries.
Andy Jong, Dentaid’s chief executive was photographed on the stand with a large wheelie bin full of donated instruments and said: ‘We want to thank everyone who has taken the trouble to bring instruments to Showcase and also to those who called and said they would be posting donations to us as they were too heavy to carry. These instruments will be used in our charitable projects all round the world, bringing better oral health care to people in great need.’
Dentaid is also seeking to equip Cambodian hospitals and dental clinics with replacement autoclaves at the request of the Cambodian Health Ministry and would welcome further offers of these items in order to fulfil the needs that have been expressed.
Please call the Dentaid office on 01794 324249 if you have an autoclave to donate.