We are very proud to share some exciting news and support for our dentist Andre in his latest charity project. Andre has teamed up with Smile Star and will be volunteering his time and expertise to travel to remotes areas in Kenya to offer much needed relief to those in need this November.
André will be providing free dental treatment to people who don’t have access to basic dental care. It is an amazing cause which has helped over 3000 patients so far in need of treatments to help relieve them of pain and problems such as dental abscesses. Fundraising is necessary to cover basic costs incurred during the mission such as flights and accommodation but also essential equipment towards setting up dental clinics and providing much needed treatment. To support Andre you can pop in and see us at the practice or you can follow this link to donate…
We massively thank you for your support!
SMILE STAR CHARITY
SmileStar, a UK charity was established in 2010 with the aim of providing free, quality dental care to disadvantaged communities in African countries and India as well as to ex-Royal Marines in the UK.The charity has been able to improve the dental health to over 5,000 people in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and India. A charity hospital has been set up in Gujarat in North West India which treats general patients as well as providing dental treatment and services also extending to eye surgery.
Smile Star is a charity which provides free dental care in various countries such as India, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa. Each year, volunteers from a variety of dental practices go on missions to provide acute dental care and oral health education to disadvantaged rural communities across Africa.
Teams stay in locally provided accommodation and work in partnership with local communities and organisations.
Kenya: SmileStar works in partnership with Safari Collection as part of their social responsibility activity. To date SmileStar has helped 3,000 patients in Kisumu town, Mweiga near Mt Kenya, Nyeri and Western Conservancy Samburu, and set up mobile clinics
Tanzania: Smilestar has helped 500 patients in Mufindi
Uganda: SmileStar has helped over 1,000 patients in Busu Iganga