India promised new dental surgery and lab
The AOG has announced its commitment to fund the building of a fourth full service dental surgery and laboratory in Chitrakoot – one of the most deprived areas of India.
It is envisaged that this will provide access to dental services for over half a million people who live in the 500 surrounding villages in this remote region.
The plan was announced at the Christmas charity ball and members of the AOG Foundation will formally unveil plans for the new facilities during the AOG’s tour to the region in February.
The announcement was made by AOG president, Dr Pomi Datta, who was delighted at the Association’s ability to continue supporting this worthy cause.
He said: ‘Thanks to the generous support of members at events such as this, 40,000 patients have already been assessed and treated by staff and volunteers of the project. Cases have included oral cancers and the repair and treatment of hundreds of cleft palate presentations; improvements to the Chitrakoot Dental Institute have also made possible the rehabilitation of many burn victims and more complex facial prosthesis procedures.’
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