Dentist to population ratios in Africa are staggeringly low - as bad as 1:300,000 in some countries, compared to 1:6 in the United States. Poor dental health, like the lack of any basic need, has consequences that go far beyond a toothache. Missing school or work due to infection, poor nutrition due to not being able to eat properly, and other health problems associated with plaque build up are just a few of the devastating effects that ARTS is trying to fight.
What can we do about this? Those of you who are familiar with us know that we are committed to bringing dental treatment, education, and supplies to those with little to no access to this vital part of healthcare. On December 8th, we are returning to Uganda with the goal of treating 400 patients and visiting 5 schools.
Donate today to help us purchase the necessary supplies to treat our patients and support the logistics of our operation, from local translators to safe transportation.
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