Help Bring Smiles to Uganda

I grew up influenced by my own father’s strong commitment to community service. While I enjoy the helping role that dentistry offers, I was truly excited by one of our patients describing a growing community project they were involved in.

The latest project I have had the honour to be consulted on and support, is the Salaama Vocational Education Center Limited, in Lyantonde, Uganda. This school was built thanks to the generosity of a Canadian private donation and is changing lives. This new vocational school is intended to train young adults ages 16 to 28 who would not have had a chance for post-secondary education due to their vulnerable circumstances.

My mission with this project is to help create a dental clinic within the space to treat and educate the students and staff with respect to their oral health. The eventual goal would involve self-sufficiency in the clinic and/or vocational training in the dental field.


As part of this goal, I have been researching the best way to transport dental materials and tools overseas without spoilage or damage. In my research I encountered several interesting options, including the DentaidBox. This innovation allows even the most remote communities gain access to pain relieving dental treatment with the benefit of wheels for mobility.

IMG_20140307_110912The Dentaid Box includes:

  • A specially designed portable dental chair with examination light
  • Manual suction unit with high powered water and air spray
  • Pressure cooker for sterilisation
  • Full set of dental instrument modules
  • A.R.T. kit
  • Oral Health Education materials
  • Dental consumables

Won’t you join me and in supporting the Salama Vocational Education Center Limited, and help spread smiles across the world?

Please ask any of our staff members at North Woodbridge Dental or Schomberg Dental how you can give a tax-deductible donation or participate in one of our fundraising clinics where all the proceeds go to equipping the dental clinic.


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