We were delighted when Kimberley Rossiter, a practice manager at a Oradi – Dental Care Group in Wellingborough, got in touch asking for help with a charity to trip to Africa she was involved in. It was really exciting to hear about Kimberley’s plans and we agreed to donate some scrubs for the team to wear on their travels. Here, in our latest guest blog, Kimberley explains more about her charitable work and Grahame Gardner’s involvement.

I will be travelling to Kenya for two weeks in June to work and help support Dentaid, a charity that is doing such good work to help improve the worlds oral health.

It’s a busy and exciting charity that has worked in more than 70 countries over the last 21 years. We are committed to supporting the work of in-country dentists and healthcare professionals by providing equipment, funding outreach programmes and supplying teams of volunteers. We are passionate about empowering dental professionals and making a difference to people’s lives.

Around the world there are 3.9 billion people with painful dental decay which can affect their general health and wellbeing. Many don’t have access to safe, sustainable dental care and Dentaid works tirelessly to change this. Our volunteering teams provide free, pain relieving dental care for thousands of people every year and Dentaid also provides training, peer support and resources for our dental partners. Equally important are our oral health education projects which include talks for schoolchildren, toothbrushing programmes and illustrations showing the effect of excessive sugar consumption.

 I’m really pleased to be going on the next trip to Kenya and it’s always fantastic when we get corporate support from organisations here in the UK who recognise the great work Dentaid is doing. Grahame Gardner gave us such a positive response and agreed to provide the clothing for our team to wear. The scrubs are fitting, light and perfect for the trip and weather conditions. 

 I will be sending photos of the experience and writing all about it when I return!