Sleaford Dental Team Prepares For African Adventure

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A dental team from Sleaford is preparing to travel to Africa as part of a charity mission.

The team, from Rose Cottage in Westbanks, will visit Tanzania through dental charity, Bridge2Aid. The practice has been working with the charity, which provides training for dental practitioners in Tanzania, since 2006.

Two nurses and two dentists will be flying out to Tanzania to help train dental workers so that they can provide dental care to local people. The number of qualified dentists and dental workers in Tanzania is very low and most people go for several years without seeing a dentist. Bridge2Aid is trying to improve the situation by providing training and encouraging people to adopt good oral hygiene habits.

Charlotte Tudor, one of the nurses embarking on the trip, said that the team is looking forward to the challenge of working out in Tanzania and helping to train people who will then be able to benefit others with their skills in the future. Each member of the team has had to raise £2000 for the trip and they have taken part in a number of different fundraising ventures. Charlotte and fellow nurse, Nicola Hardy, ran the Lincoln 10K and they have also been helping to pack bags in the supermarket and raising money through car boot sales.

Charlotte and Nicola will be joined by dentists, Ed Gayton and Richard Reynolds.

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