Monday, 14 September 2015

Dental Hygienists for India - 2015

Dental Hygienists for India - 2015

To enjoy good health is right of every child . Holistic health care for the children in the Projects supported by KNH/CCCYC is implemented through preventive awareness, personal hygiene and regular health care services with the participation of the children and the child care workers.

To enhance  dental health hygiene awareness and care to the vulnerable and needy children in South India in  partnership with KNH and CCCYC a team of eleven volunteers from Dental Hygienists for India, DHFI , UK,  under the leadership of Ms. Tracey Lennemann & Ms. Carol Brenhann visited CCCYC and KNH/CCCYC supported projects in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka  and  Kerala  from 23rd January to 5th February 2015  to render free dental hygiene awareness and care to the children in the projects.

Five teams of the DHFI volunteers accompanied by a local dentist and the facilitating officers from CCCYC visited Residential Care Projects, Day Care Centres, Projects for the Differently Abled  and  Child Focused Community Development Projects and rendered dental hygiene awareness and care to the children through dental screening, cleaning, scaling  and filling, All the children in the projects  and staff of the projects were also benefited through inputs, personal attention and care given by the Hygienists on preventive aspects and healthy dental practices. The children were also happy to receive free tooth brushes.

Project Stream

No  of Projects covered

No of children screened
Dental cleaning / scaling /filling
People covered

Residential Care Projects

Day Care Centers

Projects for Differently Abled

Child Focussed Community Development Projects

No  of staff trained – 10

No  of community workers trained - 60


Free tooth brush were also distributed to all the children in the Projects by the visit  DHFI volunteers during the visit to the Project.  A total number of 1813  children in the projects and the people in the community  were benefited though the programmes organised.

The visits provided opportunities for the DHFI volunteers to interact , learn and to experience the needs of the vulnerable children in the projects. The visits also enabled the volunteers to experience the culture and  life of the children in the projects and aspects related to dental health and hygiene.


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