Monday, November 15, 2010

Dental Van Miracles

For a lot of Indians (and the rest of the world), dental care is very
expensive. So, people neglect their teeth, and in the slums, they do
not know basic hygiene and very few even brush their teeth.

I had the privilege of spending the day in the Dental van that Vision
Rescue have started as just one of their many initiatives to fight
poverty in this city.

This little boy in the picture, came in with very decayed,
brown and broken teeth - even his front ones. After a little over an
hour of work from the amazing dentist here, his front teeth were built
up, restored and are now white. His mouth looks more normal, and
because of this he will not be ashamed to smile.

I have seen many people come and go today, smiles brightened, and some
still in pain. Services are limited on the van but they really do
everything that they can. I got to assist and help prepare fillings
and generally was in the dentists way. It was quite fun.

The second picture is the view from the van today.

Just a day in the life of what happens here at Vision Rescue.

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