Dentaid has announced it is looking for dental professional volunteers to go on charity trips to Nepal.
The dental charity is looking for dentists, dental therapists, hygienists and dental nurses to go on the two-week trip to Nepal in April and October 2016 after the country tries to rebuild after April’s earthquake.
‘Our colleagues in Nepal have shown incredible resilience and dedication following the terrible earthquake earlier this year,’ Andrew Evans, strategic director of Dentaid, said.
‘Dentaid has supplied equipment to Nepal and we are very pleased we can now send volunteers to the country to support their great work.
‘This will be a truly rewarding experience helping people who desperately need dental care.’
The volunteer teams will work in the capital Kathmandu and the Annapurna region in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Much of the region’s infrastructure was destroyed in the earthquake, including buildings used as dental surgeries, and there is a lot to be done in the field of dental health.
Volunteers will be asked to provide preventative treatments such as fissure sealants and atraumatic restorative treatments alongside emergency pain relief.
Provisional dates for the trip are Saturday, 23 April – 7 May, 2016 with another trip planned for October.
Volunteers are asked to raise £2,100 which pays for flights, accommodation, food on working days, in-country transport and a donation to help support the continuing work of our host project partners.