East Grinstead Dentist Braves the Cold to Treat Children in Morocco
A dental team from East Grinstead braved the cold to treat children in remote communities in Morocco over the weekend. Dentists and nurses from High Street Dental travelled to the north of the country at the end of last week to provide treatment for the Berber tribe over the weekend.
On Saturday 27th February, the team powered through, braving freezing cold temperatures to provide treatment and relief for more than 400 children in the rural village of Kilea.
The trip was organised by practice principal Jaspal Sandhu, who is also the founder of the charity Dental Mavericks. Mr Sandhu has been volunteering for many years and established the charity to reach out to communities with very limited access to dental care. Over the years, Mr Sandhu has visited the area several times and has become a popular figure. For the other five volunteers, this was their first trip.
The team converted a school classroom into a clinic for the day and worked efficiently to see as many children as possible. They also made time to treat a few adults. The main treatment on offer was tooth extraction.
It was freezing cold and the children waited patiently in line to see the dental team. Many of the children were dressed in light clothing and flip-flops and although they were cold, they were grateful for the help provided by Mr Sandhu and his team. After treatment, the dentists gave out goody bags, which were happily received.
Mr Sandhu is now hoping to organise an annual trip with the High Street Dental Group and hopes to sponsor a school in the region.
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