|Rural areas do not have a dental clinic. People in rural areas have a high risk of tooth decay because of the lack of clinics. If children have tooth cavities and toothache they usually just take medicines. If they have serious toothache, they go to the Dentist in the center of the aimag. It takes time and costs money to visit the dentist.
Thanks to support from Dr. Johannes Vlijmen, Stichting Dhampus (Dhampus Foundation) and colleagues of Source of Steppe Nomads NGO the project has been implemented twice in these areas with financial support from the Netherlands.
Bayan-Ulgii Health Department and Source of Steppe Nomads NGO organized Dental examination campaigns under the “Oral hygiene” and “Healthy Diet” between 7-10 December 2016 in Ulaankhus and Sogoog dormitory and kindergartens. Mr.Geert Postma’s Mongolian and English language training center students also participated.
The children’s dentist Ms T. Lkhagvasuren and her assistant and local kindergarten and dormitory doctors worked together as a project team. Everything was organized very well under the program. During the examination days, they treated teeth and provided other advice and information. This included advice on how to protect their teeth, avoid eating sweet foods and candies, and how important it is to eat healthy food. Classes on how to brush their teeth were also taught to them. We would like to express our gratitude to our HONORABLE DONORS AND THIS PROJECT TEAM.
In the examination days, 413 children from Ulankhuus soum and Sogoog bagh participated in the project. During the examination 246 teeth were removed, 43 tooth cavities were filled and 43 children’s teeth were treated, also during the project 100 children’s/ 250 and 160 teeth/ received fluoride and enamel treatment for 410 teeth.
This project will be held once every three months!!!