Treatment for children over the age of six is usually much more complex and expensive than for children under the age of six, as their permanent teeth are often already in very poor condition. In children over eight years of age, severe cavities were common in more than twelve teeth. The proportion of children both under and over six years of age is about half each, which is why both the prescribed treatment and the costs vary from case to case depending on the age and individual dental health status of the children.
The follow-up examinations and the instructions for good oral hygiene and proper nutrition are not only enormously important for achieving a lasting effect on the oral health of these children; they also create the basis for establishing and developing sustainable structures as well as an impact monitoring system and documentation.
Due to the transition from kindergarten to school and the partly nomadic lifestyle of the parents due to their work, it is unfortunately not always possible for us to carry out follow-up examinations as well as follow-up treatments; however, every treated child is a beginning and a step towards better dental health and significantly improved overall health.
MKF is currently serving 930 children (as of winter 2020).