Todos Juntos Childrens Trust

Project Sonrisa

Project Sonrisa runs three dental clinics where underprivileged children living in the slum areas of Buenos Aires can receive free restorative care and oral hygiene . The project fills a critical gap in the underfunded public health system where only extractions are available for poor children.

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    Helping

Location

  • Giving children a smiling chance at a brighter future

    — Todos Juntos

  • Giving children a smiling chance at a brighter future

    — Todos Juntos

Situation

In Argentina traditional treatment of oral diseases is costly and families of low income have little to no access to dental care. Although Argentina offers free health services the absence of government investment in restorative dental care and oral hygiene together with poor nutrition is leading to serious oral health complications in children within the slum communities of Buenos Aires. An estimated 90 per cent of all children living in the slums suffer from tooth decay.

Solution

Todos Juntos has set up and funds three (Project Sonrisa) dental clinics where free restorative care and oral hygiene sessions are provided all year round to underprivileged children and adolescents living in the surrounding slums.