Dental Volunteers
for Refugees from Myanmar (Burma), Asia

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Many refugees would like to receive dental care.

>International Volunteer by Dentists for Refugees in Myanmar (Burma),AsiaThe priorities for medical initiatives in war-torn regions and refugee camps are emergency treatment and responses relating to life-threatening situations.

Even though there is a great need for dental treatment many go without. Refugees have been forced to live in Myanmar (Burma) Refugee Camps for more than 20 years. Unfortunately, no dentists have been actively assigned to this region for a long time. In refugee camps with 140,000 residents, the only kind of dental treatment available was tooth extraction.

We have now started dental treatment initiatives in three refugee camps in the region.

>International Volunteer by Dentists for Refugees in Myanmar (Burma),AsiaThe children have never been taught how to brush their teeth.

We also provide support for migrant learning centers established for Myanmar (Burma) refugees. There are many young children among those who escaped to Thailand. There are also children with no nationality who were born and raised in Thailand. These children do not have a right to be educated in Thailand. It is because of these issues that migrant learning centers were established in Thailand.
No one had taught the children who attend these schools how to brush their teeth. In the Mae Sot precinct alone, it is said that there are more than 50 migrant learning centers. We aim to visit as many of these centers as possible and do our best to look after the children's teeth.

>International Volunteer by Dentists for Refugees in Myanmar (Burma),AsiaPatients who can't get treatment are flooding across the border.

Our base is in a small Thai town close to the Myanmar (Burma) border, called Mae Sot. The Mae Tao Clinic is near the border. It was established by Dr. Cynthia Maung, who fled from Myanmar (Burma). We provide support for the dental department of the Mae Tao Clinic. The clinic does not charge patients for treatment. More than 6000 people come to the dental department for treatment each year. Many of these patients come across the border on foot to be treated.