Three Peterhead dental professionals are on a mission to take much needed dental skills and supplies to Zambia. Two experienced dental nurses and a qualified dentist are hoping to make the trip next June. The mercy mission will last for two weeks. Whilst there they hope to treat as many people as possible inside the Itezhi Tezhi Hospital. They also plan to run outreach centres to save people the seventy four-mile walk to see a dentist.
The trio is aiming to raise around six thousand pounds to make the journey happen. This amount will also mean that dental supplies can be donated to people in need. To do this they are hosting an array of fundraisers.
Natalie Williamson, one of the dental nurses spoke to The Press and Journal. “We decided to take on this amazing opportunity as we have worked in dentistry for many years now and have experienced a lot of different situations and seen how much dentistry in our country is progressing. This made us realise that not everyone is as fortunate as ourselves so we looked into helping others in third world countries.”