Dental Care

 


With limited access to oral healthcare, refugees are vulnerable to chronic diseases, including diabetes, which is associated with gum disease. Starting at just $50, you can provide basic dental care services.


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An often ignored area of healthcare

 

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in the world today. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Despite the lifetime consequences resulting from a lack of access to oral healthcare, it often takes a backseat to emergency medical needs. That's why, thanks to generous donor support, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, works to ensure that refugees get the dental care they need.

A dental student from Ain Shams University checks a Sudanese woman's teeth.

A dental student from Ain Shams University checks a Sudanese woman's teeth.

UNHCR and its partners bring dental students from Cairo’s Ain Shams University to provide Sudanese refugees living in Egypt with much-needed oral healthcare. Caring Americans make these innovative programs possible.

Ten-year-old Ridhuan Sweydan from Syria needs a tooth extracted but the cliniclacks anaesthesia for the procedure after a busy week with patients.

Five-year-old Syrian girl Mirna Sweydan has fun during her dental consultation, with a pink balloon given to her by dentist Dua’a Rawabdeh.

Syrian refugee siblings Mirna and Ridhuan receive much needed dental care — and even have fun with balloons! — at a UNHCR-supported health clinic in Jordan. Generous donor support puts smiles on these children's faces.

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