The Dental Outreach with Around Good People consists of 10 day/ 14 day/ 21 day programme in a mountain village of Nepal. These not-for-profit outreaches provide free treatment to the community in the form of patient screening,preventative, restorative and surgical dentistry.
Volunteer cycle between job roles daily in a rotation system that better facilitates learning and keeps enthusiasm high. All presenting patients from the community are screened, and priority for ideal treatment is assigned. The preventative aspect takes the form of OHI, distribution of fluoride toothpastes, toothbrushes, floss and application of fluoride gels/fissure sealants. Restorative dentistry is also provided, and treatment ideally directed at lesions that have a good chance of being resolved with manageable composite and GIC restorations under the circumstance. Extractions are also performed in number, with retained roots and infected teeth so common-place in these isolated villages that it becomes a necessity.
All the while, these services are directed toward those who need it most, which include: the elderly, women, girls, disabled, infirm, marginalized communities, farmers and land-less agricultural labourers.