The aim of this program was to provide the participants an opportunity to receive an insight of the oral health condition of the children in rural communities of Chitwan. The event consisted of dental seminars, camps and activities at Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara.
The project was organied by Sairam Dental Care and International Association of Dental Students (IADS). The project was funded by the participation fee paid by individual participants. Further funding was provided by Sairam Dental Care. The total budget for the project was USD 25,000.
During the project, priorities were given to educational program for children from kindergarten to class 10. Every child was given an oral examination and proper technique to brush their teeth was demonstrated. All the students were given toothbrush and toothpaste and they individually brushed their teeth using the proper techniques. This helped kids learn about the importance of oral hygiene.
The oral health status of school going children in remote area of Nepal is very deteriorated. Among the children, the incidence of dental caries was very high . Immediate steps need to be carried out to alleviate the condition. For a country like Nepal preventive is the only measure to control the present condition of the children. Continuing this would require collaboration with other similarly inclined organizations.