The future of Dental Treks
Assuring the continuity
For the future more Dental Treks are planned with the support of project funds from the German Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, at amount of € 30.000. The funds are going towards the purchase of a complete set of instruments for the mobile clinic as well as filling materials. During the upcoming trek we will benefit from the experience gained during the previous tours to the Tsaataan population. These experiences will also help us to increase the reach of our work over a pilot period of 3 years, collect data, review and evaluate already collected data. For 2021, we aim to reach and treat at least 900 children on the trek to rural areas in Mongolia.
Thanks to the project funding from the German Embassy, we have been able to continuously increase the number of children treated.
Equipped with two mobile dental clinics, our dentists can now provide treatment almost anywhere along the road. In addition to treatments, our dentists on the road focus on oral hygiene and healthy nutrition to prevent future dental damage as much as possible. The mobile treatments range from check-ups and dental cleanings to root canal treatments, fillings and extractions.
Furthermore, an additional element of the treks are visits to the so-called ger districts of Ulaanbaatar, which are planned for 2021. Here, we will also be able to care for those children that we are unable to reach through our partnership with Ulaanbaatar’s day care centers and orphanages, and who do not have the ability to visit dental clinics in the city.