Dental health is important in adults and children, but for many kids, being able to access proper dental care and learning the basis of practicing correct oral health is not always possible. There are thousands of children all over South Africa who are less fortunate and come from difficult backgrounds and broken homes. The Abraham Kriel home for children provides a safe haven for these kids and helps them lead a healthier, happier life.
Smiles4All have been part of a special team dedicated to helping these children improve their dental health, providing the dentistry needed. Each year, Dr Pinheiro consults thirty children from the Abraham Kriel children’s home and provides them with free dental work. These services include cleaning and some general dentistry. Fifteen of those kids are then afforded dental surgery where needed at the Midstream Cure Day Clinic.
We know that dentistry isn’t always the easiest experience for children, and so we go the extra mile to let these kids feel comfortable on the day of the consultation. Each child will receive gift packs filled with healthy snacks, toothpaste and an apple. Dr Pinheiro and the team at Smiles4All annually collaborate with the Cure Day Clinic team to bring joy and happy smiles to these wonderful children.