Permanently treating over 930 children

The Project

The aim of the project is to provide dental care to underprivileged children in Mongolia. This includes treatments ranging from treating cavity damage to complete dental restorations by selected local dentists. In addition to the initial examinations, follow-up examinations are carried out at regular intervals, during which the children are also taught oral hygiene and healthy nutrition. 

To date, we work with eight orphanages, daycare centers and kindergartens, and permanently treat over 930 children.

In addition to working with orphanages and daycare centers, and in the ger districts of the capital, MKF regularly undertakes Dental Treks to remote regions of Mongolia.

In addition to working with orphanages and daycare centers, and in the ger districts of the capital, Misheel Kids Foundation regularly undertakes Dental Treks to remote regions of Mongolia.
To date, Misheel Kids Foundation works with eight orphanages, daycare centers and kindergartens, and permanently treat over 760 children.

Over 90% need for treatment

Treatment

The preliminary examinations of the children brought shocking results: only two of the 120 children from one of the orphanages were free of cavities, all others had between four and twelve teeth in need of treatment.

Children under the age of six still have milk teeth; dental fillings are therefore usually less expensive to perform than on permanent teeth, but treatment is often more time-consuming. It is nevertheless very important to treat the milk teeth, as diseased milk teeth can cause damage to permanent teeth.

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).

The participating facilities

Orphanages

Lotus Orphanage
75 Children
City Orphanage
120 Children
Magic place 1
80 Children
Tsuliin Sarnai Orphanage
25 Children

The participating facilities

Day care centers

Bayasgalant
177 Children
Narnii Huuchduud Kindergarten
150 Children
Magic place 2
80 Children
Caritas Mongolia
60 Children