Odisha Outreach Program
Kechela in Odhisa (formally known as Orrisa) since 2011 is a tribal area. There is a boarding school for tribal children coming from different parts of the area.
There are two dental teams, comprising of two operators and two assistants, went to school for a period of 15 days.
The dental treatment was done on improvised set-up such as putting 3 tables together and raised by bricks.
Treatment like scaling, pit and fissure sealants and ART technique were carried out.
Priority was given to the children: 20 kids/day + evening classes about oral hygiene. (Adults, teachers and staff were treated on appointment). Since 2011 every year our teams goes to Kechela for follow ups.
In the year 2014 we did a small comparative evaluation: the result showed that our regular presence since 2011 is encouraging:
- In the first year 95% of students needed dental treatment,
- In the 2nd year 83%
- In the 3rd year 54%
- The awareness on oral health has also improved a lot within these 3 years.
- Oral hygiene of the students is very good in general.
- We have also observed the stability of the obturations (Fuji 7 and 9)