Last week, Trinity Presbyterian Church from Atlanta, Georgia visited the island. Their main focus was not on the children at the village, but they asked if they could come one afternoon to give fluoride treatments to all of the children. Of course, we agreed!
One of the things that the children have not had is regular dental care. We do have a dental team coming from Scotland in August to do comprehensive care on all of the children!
Here are a few pictures of the Atlanta team applying the fluoride!
Doesn't Francesca have the BEST smile?!
Even the little ones did a great job! We heard that the texture is a bit weird and the taste isn't that great, but everyone did just fine :)
This little one was a little scared, but once she was able to sit on mama's lap, she was just fine :)
A lot of the children were a bit skeptical about what was being done. It looked like they were painting their teeth. These boys are "anxiously" awaiting their turn. I promise...it's not going to hurt!!
Mr. Bee, our faithful interpreter made sure to explain to all of the children exactly what was going to happen and what to expect. This helped eliminate some of the fear. So thankful for him and the love he has for these kids!
We had five stations set up to give 80 treatments. It took about two hours.
Mr. Bee explaining to Richeleu, one of our youngest.
The team did a great job with the kids and we're so thankful for them taking the time to offer this service!
...and one of the "perks" of being the Okipe liaison...our kids get free dental and medical checks :)
Thanks again! Looking forward to seeing your team again in the future!