Sudbury Dentist Returns from Moroccan Adventure with Dental Mavericks Charity

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A dentist from Sudbury has recently returned from Morocco, where he has been providing routine dental treatment as part of a project run by Dental Mavericks.

Rouzbeh Elahi travelled to the remote Rif Mountains villages to use his skills to help children who have never seen a dentist before. Toothache is rife in the rural communities, and most people don’t have access to a toothbrush, let alone a dentist. Dental Mavericks was established to bring dental care to people living in some of the world’s most remote areas.

Rouzbeh, from Perfect Smile, Sudbury, said that the clinics were incredibly popular, with some people travelling hours on foot to take advantage of dental services. The 40-year old dentist admitted that he didn’t know what to expect when he arrived in the hillside villages and he described the experience as “eye-opening.”

The work was hard and the hours long, but Rouzbeh has already said that he wants to return to Morocco and help out on future projects arranged by Dental Mavericks. The charity is making a real difference out there and it’s incredibly satisfying to be able to use your skills to benefit others.

Rouzbeh is hoping to spend longer out in Morocco next time. He raised money to cover the cost of the trip before flying out and thanked all his patients, colleagues and friends for their generous donations and ongoing support.

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