We're working with Bridge2Aid to help train rural-based Health Workers in developing countries, providing them with the skills, equipment and resources that they need to provide emergency dental care.
Most of us have suffered from toothache at some point in our lives. It can be debilitating, constant, and excruciating. It is something we would immediately look to address by reaching for pain relief or booking an urgent visit to the dentist. But for many people, this is not possible; 75% of the world's population do not have access to a dentist.
Bridge2Aid is a dental charity working to change this terrifying statistic. The charity's goal is clear; provide emergency dentistry and pain relief to those who need it most, and make a lasting change through training.
Empowering local people to improve their own lives over the long-term, Bridge2Aid trains rural based Health Workers in developing nations, providing them with the skills and resources needed to deliver emergency dental treatment in their communities. So far, Bridge2Aid has trained over 310 Health Workers creating safe, sustainable access to treatment for over 3 million people where previously there was none. But there is still a long way to go.
That's why Oasis has chosen Bridge2Aid as its charity partner this year. And, through supporting Bridge2Aid, Oasis is proud to be contributing to the World Health Organisation's oral health strategy to focus on the world's poorest communities in an ethical and sustainable way.