Three quarters of the world’s population has no access to the most simple dental pain relief, leaving billions to face a daily battle with pain in the toughest of life circumstances.
Bridge2Aid is working to address this terrifying problem. Their vision is to provide emergency dental training for health workers in all remote communities in the developing world, therefore creating sustainable access to safe emergency dental care to millions of people currently suffering from dental pain with no hope of treatment.
Bridge2Aid empowers health workers who are already established and well respected members of rural communities, providing them with the skills, experience and equipment to help those in need. Training is carried out by volunteer dentists and dental nurses who spend approximately two weeks in East Africa with Bridge2Aid participating in a Dental Volunteer Programme.
Our practice coordinator, Sarah Stone, has been a volunteer dental nurse on three separate dental volunteer programmes in as many years.
Sarah said, “It is a rewarding experience helping to provide training and to treat patients who would not ordinarily have access to safe dental treatment. The rural African communities we visit are wonderfully appreciative, they may never have seen a dentist before – so the whole thing is a new experience for them too.”
The Bosham Clinic team continue to raise funds for Bridge2Aid, enabling their vital work to carry on.
Since 2002, 3.1 million people in East Africa have been given access to safe emergency dental care because of Bridge2Aid’s training programmes.
To find out more about Bridge2Aid, please visit their website: https://bridge2aid.org/