Volunteer Project - Cambodia
Cambodia Street Kids - Dental Help
Volunteer Dental Work forms an important part of our practice goals. We recently completed our latest volunteer project in Cambodia in April/May 2019. Dr. Fred and Kayla went over to help out the children that have less fortunate lives than our own.
It is with great pleasure that we are able to re-visit a Cambodian dental clinic in the city of Sihanoukville in April/May 2019 as well as prevoiusly in July, 2017. We helped see over 200 children so far. These children lead incredibly difficult lives and are amazingly happy despite their circumstances. The children are street kids with parents who are unable to look after them, or those without parents at all.
The influence of the western diet has wreaked havoc with their teeth and it is a serious concern. We felt in many ways helpless given the never-ending number of children requiring extensive dental care. However, with each step, we can at least make a difference. We hope you enjoy some of the photos we have taken over the week. We hope to do it again soon. The not-for-profit organisation that looks after the children is called M'Lop Tapang, and here is their facebook link.
The organisation is incredibly well run by many committed people. The dental side is run exclusively so far by Australian dentists volunteering their time. Hats off to the kids for being happy and positive 100% of the time; it was inspiring.