This week we have been raising money for a charity called ‘Dentaid’. One of our dental nurses Louise works closely with this charity which helps to improve oral health in disadvantaged countries all around the world. She specifically works in conjunction with the Dentaid Uganda branch named “Ammanyo Ga Emirembe” This translates to ‘Teeth for Life’.

Because of this, here at The Dental Studio we have also been doing our part to help too. We have a prize raffle draw for patients to enter in order to win a Colchester United shirt signed by all of the players!! There have also been a few home made cake sales which have been very successful! We have so far raised over £400 this week and hope to raise even more in the next few days!

Dentaid has supported around 260 programmes in 60 different countries making them one of the leading oral health charities in the world. The work that they carry out includes refurbishing dental surgeries as well as promoting oral health on a larger scale. They do this by creating training schemes on basic dental care for health workers, educational programmes within schools and also providing the government of these countries with national oral health strategies.

Louise has visited Uganda for the past two years to volunteer her skills as a Dental Nurse, this year spending four weeks out there between February and March. She spent her time travelling around the remote areas of Uganda along with nine other volunteers to offer a mobile Pain Relief Service to those who have little to no provision of basic medical and dental care. Time is also spent with the patients to teach them the basics of Oral Health. Dentaid believe that education is one of the most important parts of preventing Oral Disease across the world. Each volunteer is expected to raise a minimum of £2000 per trip, they also collect the necessary dental instruments and materials for providing treatment and transport it over with them to Uganda.

To help raise this £2000 for her next trip scheduled in February 2014, Louise is now bravely participating in a sponsored sky dive on Sunday the 8th of September to raise even more money!!! If you would like to sponsor Louise, or if you would like to find out more about her story , then please click on these links …

Any donations would be appreciated no matter how big all small! Every donation helps