Gota de Leche and IAOMT-Philippines’ Mercury-Free Dental Services

IAOMT-Philippines has previously teamed up with other organizations and delivered dental services where it is needed. However, the group’s dental missions are different from the usual dental outreach. Its ‘Bantay Ngipin’ programme strictly follows mercury-free dental practices and places importance on patient education.

Dr Lillian Ebuen, IAOMT-Philippines’ Executive Director, acknowledges that in a country where daily needs take precedence over dental health, reaching out to vulnerable groups is vital.

For four months in 2014, IAOMT-Philippines and its volunteer dentists provided basic dental health services to Gota de Leche children aged 6 to 10 yrs. old. These services included check-ups, extractions, restorations, and prophylaxis.

According to IAOMT-Phils’ Executive Director, Dr Lillian Ebuen, the four month programme was designed to monitor improvements and to readily apply appropriate treatments if and when needed.

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