Project #9950

Dental care for 200 children and adults in Kenya

by PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
Feb 8, 2013

Thank you!

child receiving exam
child receiving exam
4th Report
Nairobi Kenya
Dear Friends,
We are very excited with the reception our new organization, Dentcare Kenya, is receiving from needy people in around Nairobi.
I would like to share with you the personal stories of some of the beneficiaries of our free dental services.  Please see below the personal accounts from Mr. Oduor, Father Moreli and Fred Maina.
Nicholas Oduor
I have been having a problem with my teeth and I think the problem is inherited because my
parents also have the same problem. My two kids have been complaining as well. I found out
that there was a free dental check up and so I decided to come and seek help. The doctor told
me that Dental diseases are infrequently inherited rather they are a result of poor dietary habits
involving carbohydrates and excessive sugars. This together with the lack of motivation for good
oral hygiene allows decay to set in.
Father Andrew Moreli
I was coming to Kenyatta Hospital to visit the ward patients and then I got to know of the free
dental camp. I remembered that I had a painful tooth and decided to have it checked. I met Dr
Mandavia, who examined my teeth and told me that I had one rotten tooth that I had to have
extracted. The tooth couldn’t be restored with fillings. I had the dental extraction done, it was
painless and I am grateful for the information I got from the dentists. I will start going for regular
dental checkups.
Fred Maina
I have been a smoker for the last ten years and recently I noticed that my gums bleed every time
I brush my teeth and my lower front teeth have become loose. I heard about Dentcare Kenya
Foundation on Face book. The doctors had planned a free dental camp. I saw this as a blessing
since my dental situation was troubling me. I went and had the checkup done. The doctors told
me that smoking has an affect on the gums in that the heat and tobacco byproducts lower the
body’s immunity and that it is a major risk factor for periodontal diseases. My gums are bleeding
because of the gum inflammation and as a result of the long term effects of smoking and the gum
diseases I have lost the bone support for my lower front teeth. I was told that my gum disease
was at an advanced stage and that I could lose the teeth. The advice they gave me was to quit
smoking. They also taught me how to go about it and that I should have my gums cleaned and
rechecked every 6 months to manage the gum disease. I am happy that I got to learn a few things
on why my teeth are troubling me and I will try to follow the doctor’s advice as I want to keep my teeth.
Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to improve the oral health care of the needy in Kenya.  You are making a difference in so many lives!
With gratitude,
banner for Dentcare Kenya free dental camp
banner for Dentcare Kenya free dental camp
Mr. Maina receiving counseling
Mr. Maina receiving counseling
Patient indicating location of problem
Patient indicating location of problem



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PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress

Location: Lilburn, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Angie Gust
PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
Lilburn, Kenya

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