Dozens of children in Morrocco will now be able to have urgent dental care thanks to the generosity of a group of Yorkshire dentists. Around 100 dentists and their practice staff attended a ball in Leeds to raise money to send a dental team to Morroco to help children suffering dental problems. But, as you will see, they have done a lot more than just raise money...
The people of El Jabeh in North East Morrocco have no access to dental health care and only one doctor for 50,000 people .
Dental Mavericks, is a charity, set up to help children in need of dentistry around the world. Since 2010 the charity has sent a team of dentists to Morocco. Chris Branfield from Leeds, who is a founding member, said the experience had been life changing.
"I've been a dentist for 20 years now and it is good to give back in life. To get these kids out of daily pain and to work with such a great team of people has been the most rewarding thing that I have done in my career. " – Chris Branfield, Dental Mavericks
BACK IN THE THE BEGINNING
In 2010, after a visit to a remote fishing village in El Jebah, North East Morocco... Tony and Cally Gedge from Marketing Pirates of Dentistry had a vision to help Moroccan children gain access to pain free dentistry.
Seven founding trustees set up a new adventurous charity. Michael Oliver, Chris Branfield, Teresa and Mike Day, Jas Sandhu, Cally and Tony Gedge, took part in an eight day charity expedition 24th September- 1 October 2010.
|The first of five new dental chairs is delivered|
In 2011 the Dental Mavericks donated five dental chairs which made things more comfortable for both dentists and the children. Before that they had been using school chairs.
Expanding significantly in 2012, the Mavericks numbered a team of 15, including 8 clinicians and their support staff of dental nurses and admin staff.
The View from Team would like to invite the Dental Mavericks for a cup of tea, next time they pass through Fez!
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