Health
 Cambodia
Project #15209

Become a Real Tooth Fairy to a Cambodian Child

by Cambodian Child's Dream Organization Inc.
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Summary

Become a real Tooth Fairy! The first mobile dental clinic at Kokchan School, in rural Cambodia, will treat 510 children. Cambodian dentists and dental nurses with assistance from California Student Dental Mission volunteers will provide exams, extractions, fillings, sealants and fluoride treatment. Oral hygiene lessons, toothbrushes, and follow up will be provided. These rural children have never seen a dentist and many suffer from pain, making it difficult to eat, sleep and learn.
$6,462
total raised
70
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0
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2
years active

Challenge

There are no dental services in the villages and rural communities. With poor nutrition and lack of clean water, soap or toothbrushes, the children are suffering from rampant tooth decay. This starts at an early age and affects both baby and permanent teeth. This impairs their ability to eat, be better nourished and be able to study on a full stomach.

Solution

Our project of bringing dental hygiene with regular tooth brushing to the classroom can alleviate some of the problems. Each child is taught how to properly brush their teeth is given a toothbrush, kept in special holders in the classroom. The first step in oral hygiene is an annual mobile dental clinic which extracts, fills and protects teeth with sealant and fluoride.

Long-Term Impact

The project offers a follow up with monitored regular tooth brushing and banning of candy and soda from the campus. This is equally important as the extracted teeth in our dental missions. We feel that the children will be able to bring the effect of oral hygiene home to their family and siblings. The family will have the opportunity to be better nourished without having most of their teeth extracted.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.cambodianchildsdream.org

Organization Information

Cambodian Child's Dream Organization Inc.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cambodianchildsdream.org
Project Leader:
Jenni Lipa
New York, NY United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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