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2015 TCF Dental Equipment Appeal              To watch a video on Timor  –  click here Received to date   $15,893     Updated 18 Jun 2015 Including   $1400   from    MARY STREET DENTAL PATIENTS      

GOLD SPONSORFoundation Dental Services This year Timor Children’s Foundation appeal is raising funds to purchase portable dental equipment, which will be transported to Timor Leste and used by visiting dental teams.  The project opens in February and closes on 31 August 2015. Aim of the Project Using state of the art, light-weight, portable dental equipment our goal is to provide dental care initially for the children of Samaria Children’s home in Dili and then to the young men and women that the Timor Children’s Foundation support through their scholarship program. Background Conventional dental surgeries are expensive to establish and maintain when compared to mobile dental clinics. Lightweight, modern, portable dental equipment is less expensive and can be transported to many different locations in the back of a car and set up in any room or treatment facility. This sort of equipment and mode of treatment delivery is employed throughout Australia and around the world to provide treatment alternatives to people who are unable to access conventional dental surgeries. In 2013 a dental team visited Samaria Children’s home to survey the oral health status of the orphans in the home. Only one child showed any evidence of any rudimentary dental treatment. All of the remaining children required professional dental treatment and there was no way to easily access it. Why is Dental Treatment so important? Traditionally, oral health promotion has focused on the care of the teeth and gums, in isolation from other health programs – but we are coming to understand more and more the connection between oral health and other major chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases like heart disease and stroke, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease even Asthma and some cancers. The most effective way to combat these conditions is prevention and early dental intervention. What can we do? We need your donations – big and small, individuals and groups, small and large businesses.  The first trip to commence treatment will be in September 2015 – before then we need to purchase the major equipment (Dental Treatment Unit, Portable Sterilizer, X-ray unit, Portable Chair), small equipment and tools (Handpieces, Syringes, dental hand instruments, forceps etc.) and consumables (filling materials, anesthetics, and other medicaments). We also need to transport all these items to East Timor and store them ready for the dental team in September. Every dollar donated will directly benefit the Children. All treatment is provided by people who freely donate their time and travel costs. (Some participants fundraise their travel expenses separately.) Money donated to the TCF Dental Equipment Appeal will be spent on acquiring the necessary equipment. Here’s how you can help. Buy a big Ticket Item – 

Buy an Instrument

Sponsor One Child’s Treatment  –  $350     (One child sponsored) Become a Timor Tooth Fairy  –  $100 Become a Gold sponsor  –  $1,000        (One Gold Sponsor received)            Resin Filling Material  –  $50 Preventives (Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Fluoride)  –  $30 *** Pass it on – Tell your friends, Tell your boss, Tell it on Facebook  *** How to Donate: All funds donated to this appeal are non-tax deductible.  

Please email   with your name and the date and  amount of donation so that we can accurately process. If you require a receipt please include details of your postal address and one will be issued in due course. For more information please contact: John Ruhle, TCF Executive Committee Chair – Dr Malcolm Campbell, Dentist taking the equipment to Timor –

 Instruments Portable Equipment Sterilizer Tools Dental Hygiene Instruction  Folding chairIMG_4566 IMG_4631 DentistAppeal FlyerPlease click to enlarge

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