Wrexham duo to travel to Cambodia to provide much-needed dental care

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A pair of dental nurses from Wrexham is gearing up to travel to Cambodia to provide much-needed dental care as part of a project run by Dentaid.

Emily Tattum and Paula Masters, from Ruabon Road Dental Practice, have started fundraising for their charity trip, which will take place in October 2020. The duo will spend 2 weeks in Cambodia as part of a volunteer team providing dental care and pain relief to patients living in remote parts of the country. The team will be visiting prisons, slums and schools during their time, treating many people who have probably never seen a dentist before. 

Dental and healthcare services are very limited in Cambodia, and the country is still recovering from a long and brutal civil war. Dentists are a rare breed, and even the most basic treatments are incredibly difficult to access. Charities like Dentaid are working to reach out to communities that don’t have access to treatment and provide pain relief and urgent treatment in addition to oral health advice and education. As well as assisting dentists with clinical tasks and procedures, Emily and Paula will also be running informative sessions, which are designed to help people learn about looking after their teeth and gums. 

With the countdown to their departure date now on, the caring pair is launching a fundraising mission to raise £2,250 each for the trip. The first event will be a Peaky Blinders themed party, which will take place on Friday 20th September at The Parish Bar. 

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