Community

Providing high quality preventive clinical care to all people is essential.

However this might not be enough to actually improve oral health.  Many papers and committees refer to the impact of the “social determinants of health” on oral health, beyond the notion of “behavioural change”.

While it is not within the scope of most dental people to change the many determinants such as employment, socioeconomic factors, living and environmental conditions, there are programs based in the community that can help reduce dental disease.

More to come soon…….

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Uni of Newcastle team last year in Arubot.... folks, thanks to Surya at left, TT can continue to support the reconstruction of lost homes. The villagers welcome you to return and see how people are rebuilding their lives. Namaste and Laso!! ...

Thanks Australian Dental Association for these magnificent flowers. It was an honour to be invited by the ADA to share information about TT’s Nepal activities, with dentists young and not so young. ...

One of the recipients of the latest round of funds raised by TT’s helpers to support post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal. Arjun and his family have lived in a rudimentary shelter for more than 4 years; our subsidy has allowed him to finally build this small home, completed this week. Arjun is of the BK caste, considered one of the lowest and untouchable castes. One of my always-memories is the moment his piercing eyes of deep gratitude melted my insides as I handed him the key to his family toilet in 2014. Dignity. ...

Young Prem, all materials to this building site are brought in by manual labour ...