Department of Health and Taiwanese Dentists Render Free Dental Care

Tibetans waiting for their turns for free dental check up.
Tibetans waiting for their turns for free dental check up.

In collaboration with the Department of Health, teams of Doctors from Taiwan Dental association, Taiwan health Co-op and Cathy’s general hospital held free screening and treatment in Dehradun Tibetan Settlement.
The team consisting of 4 dentists, a neurologist and 5 dental therapists and assistants visited Ngoenga School for special children, Dehradun on 18 November and conducted a free screening and treatment for the students.

Out of 47 students who went through screening – 24 received tooth filling, 8 tooth extractions, 20 students and caregivers received scaling treatments. During the course of the medical camp, the doctors also provided dental health education on brushing and flossing.

On 20 November, they also organised a similar camp at Tibetan primary health center in Delhi. Around 99 people registered for dental camp – 55 received free dental scaling, extraction and tooth filling. Of 77 people who registered for Neurology camp – 38 people received Neurological screening and advice.

The organisations had earlier conducted several workshops for Tibetan dental therapists, nurses working in various settlements and schools.