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Raising Money For Dental Mavericks

Here It Is Our Total Raised For Rough Runner – £1782.67

Thanks to everyone for their kind generosity and support.

To the team who ran the course you should all be super proud, we have smashed our target and all of us finished the course (with a few bumps and bruises).

All this money will go to providing dental care to the children of Morocco and the refugees in Lebanon, helping to end dental pain.

Here are some photos from the day…

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Dental Mavericks Asni Trip

Dental Mavericks Asni Trip

An Update From Our Very Own Dental Maverick Trustee, Michelle

 
I had a great trip last week, a very successful clinic. We were in Asni, a small town at the foot of atlas mountains.  We did a trek in the mountains one day with a local guide, 3 hrs and tough terrain but this is the kind of walk the local people do all the time just to get to markets or to school !  
 
Stunning scenery, wonderful people but sadly a poor area and so dental health care is not readily available and the diet is high in sugar, so rates of decay are very high.  We worked in the local school and  provided fluoride applications, did extractions and a few fillings, but extractions mainly due to the decay rates.
 
Everyone gets a toothbrush, toothpaste, oral hygiene instruction.  Since we started the project 4 years ago ( now the 5th year) the rate of extractions we had to do has gone down.  We work in partnership with the Eve Branson Foundation on this project.
 
Over the 3 days in clinic we carried out 436 fluoride applications and 298 extractions ( a very small amount of the 298 would be filling maybe 15 or so, so mostly extraction).
 
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Treasure Map 2018

Treasure Map 2018

On Thursday, Carol, Michelle, Paula and Bev took our annual trip to the Treasure Map Conference in Manchester. Treasure Map is a 2 Day dental conference for private dentists looking at ways in which the can improve their practice and their team so that patients can enjoy the best possible dental experience. 

A great weekend full of motivational and inspirational speakers, idea sharing as well as fundraising for Dental Mavericks at the annual ball.

It was Bev and Paula’s first time at TM and Bev thought “it was a very inspirational and motivational weekend. Very informative but delivered in a fun way!”

They have all come back brimming with ideas to share with the team to keep improving what we do at heathDENTAL and how we do it.

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WIN Signed England Shirt

WIN Signed England Shirt and Football by Ron Atkinson

Heath Dental patient and former Manchester United manager “Big” Ron Atkinson has kindly donated a signed England shirt and football to the practice, helping us to raise money for Dental Mavericks.

Genuine autographed England Football shirt and football, signed by ‘Big Ron’ former football player and manager.

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For your chance to win one of these great prizes simply buy a raffle ticket from our reception team –  Draw 1st December

Dental Mavericks provide emergency dental care to remote areas of Morocco, refugee camps in Greece and now Lebanon

Working with Dental Mavericks in Greece

Working with Dental Mavericks in Greece

On June 7th Michelle headed off to Thessaloniki, Greece with Dental mavericks to help provide dental care to the people living in the refugee camps.

In partnership with Health Point Foundation the Mavericks team visited 5 camps over 6 days, working 2 days in one of the camps further away from their base.

A rewarding and eye opening trip, met some amazing people with some heartbreaking stories.

If anyone is interested in volunteering with Dental Mavericks and being part of an great team doing great work please contact us at the practice or visit http://www.dentalmavericks.org/

20170609_160358Michelle said “We went to 5 different camps in total and worked 6 days of clinics.  The living conditions range in the camps from porta-cabins to tents, its a real eye opener to see how people are having to live, you can only imagine what they have fled from in their own countries. 

The team from HPF were great, we all mucked in with set up and shut down of clinics each day, some of the refugees spoke English or a little English but there were just as many that didn’t so we definitely would have been lost without our translator Hassan.

We did treatments such as composite and amalgam fillings, extirpation of teeth (start of root canal treatment) extractions and treated children and adults.

HPF has one permanent clinic in a camp which is where we had the proper dental chairs you see in the pictures, this for us felt like a real luxury even though we were still using mobile hand-piece units, it was nice to be able to have an overhead light and a bit more comfort for the patient.

I feel so lucky to have been able to have this experience again thanks to dental mavericks and cfast, its a real eye opener and the feeling when you are there to know that you are making a difference to someones health and well being is just great.

The people you meet are truly amazing.”

 

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Sean Completes The Birmingham half marathon

Two weeks ago on a very cold and wet Sunday, Sean took to the streets of Birmingham along with around 11,000 others to complete the Birmingham half marathon.

His 8th time completing the event, he ran to raise funds and awareness for a cause that means alot to him, Cardiac Risk in the Young.

In a reverse of previous routes, the Birmingham half marathon started where it ended last year, before taking runners to Highfield Road in Edgbaston and down the hill of Lee Bank Middleway, once a challenging incline near the end of the half marathon.

Participants then did a lap of Cannon Hill Park and Edgbaston Stadium before turning back to the city centre after they reached Bournville.

Posting his photo’s after the event Sean said..

“Well that was a wet one! Back home safe and sound, and just about dried out and got the feeling back into my fingers. Great run considering, a comfortable 1hr56…. again!”

Well Done Sean !

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk in Hyde Park

It’s 5pm on Sunday evening and luckily me and my tired feet have managed to get a seat in Euston station whilst I wait for my train home. I decided to offer my time this weekend as a volunteer at the 13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk in Hyde Park. “Why are you doing that?” I’ve been asked …..”why not !?” I say. I’m so glad I did it, it’s been a great day.

Hyde Park is a beautiful setting for the event, how lucky if you live in London to have such a picturesque place to walk, cycle or run in. Full of flowers, wildlife and the people watching opportunities are endless. I was up early to get across London to help set up for the walk, arriving at 8.45am I met the organisers and other volunteers and we quickly got to work setting up the area ready for the arrival of the participants later in the morning.

The walk was started to raise funds for the charity and also to help raise awareness of mouth cancer and spread the word about prevention and early detection. Hundreds of people of all ages came to take part including survivors of the disease.

I was one of the team registering people, giving out water, t-shirts and then goodie bags at the end. There was a mobile screening unit where people could have free mouth checks and a survivor came on stage to tell her story. You couldn’t help but get emotional hearing her journey and then thinking of those who have lost their lives as a role call was read for some of the people being remembered.

It was great seeing everyone’s faces as they crossed the finish and being able to congratulate them, a brilliant day for a brilliant cause.

I would definitely volunteer again for this or similar events, I get a real kick from the volunteering work I have been lucky enough to be involved in and will continue to do it when I can. I urge everyone to try it, there are loads of opportunities out there and whether it’s a day or an hour of your time you can give, someone somewhere will be grateful.

Michelle Reid

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

13th annual Mouth Cancer Awareness walk

Here It Is Our Total Raised For Rough Runner – £1782.67

Thanks to everyone for their kind generosity and support.

To the team who ran the course you should all be super proud, we have smashed our target and all of us finished the course (with a few bumps and bruises).

All this money will go to providing dental care to the children of Morocco and the refugees in Lebanon, helping to end dental pain.

Here are some photos from the day…

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

Here it is our total raised for Rough Runner - £1782.67

We raised £739.00 for Dental Mavericks in 2017!

Dental Mavericks is our chosen charity that we support and do regular fund raising events. The charity helps to end daily dental pain for the children of Morocco and is involved in several initiatives helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Our very own Michelle has now been made a Trustee for the charity.

This year we have (with the help of our patients and suppliers) raised £739.00 for Dental Mavericks. £256.79 of this was used to buy supplies to take to the clinics in Greece this year and the rest gone to Mavericks for use in all areas.

Thank you!

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Is 2018 the year YOU volunteer? Dental nurses are perfectly placed to participate in the activities of charities abroad. Michelle Reid offers a guide to enjoying the experience.

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Dental Mavericks Trip 2016

With Michelle & Joanna

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After having to delay our original trip planned for 2015 with Dental Mavericks I was like an excited child on Christmas morning this year as we made our way to Heathrow to catch our flight to Morocco.  

Although you get a perception in mind of how the experience may be, from the pictures you see and what the other Mavericks tell you, nothing can beat actually going yourself and experiencing it first hand.

The local people in Khizana where myself and Joanna visited were all so welcoming, hospitable and oh so happy to see us! Over two days we helped to treat over 400 patients.  

A mixture of children and adults which sadly included a lot of extractions for teeth that were too decayed to save, but the team were also able to carry out some fillings this year for the first time as well as carrying out fluoride applications again.  

The people of Khizana are amazing, they trusted us completely, despite the language barrier they were happy to let us treat them and the smiles and thanks we received after we had got them out of pain was just brilliant.  

Dental Mavericks I will definitely be back ! Amazing experience to be able to give back.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising and donated items!!

Here are some of our memories…

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