From Dr. Bethany Beckett:
I met another group of dentists visiting Timor from Singapore. It is marvelous. The oral health plight is bad here. With only 5 dentist in TL the bulk of the education, screening is done by dental nurses. Self motivated and innovative using what resources they have. There is input from visiting dentists but as yet this is not coordinated nor with a long term capacity building focus for the local staff.
So… again Maluk Timor steps up. One time earlier this year we met with 6 different dental teams in a fortnight. We took it as a sign, we have become the cog in the dental wheel.
Let have a coordinated response to the oral health challengers of Timor-Leste.
Calling all dentists that visit Timor-Leste, come join us at the first Timor-Leste Dental Symposium on the 10 & 11th of November at Mercure Darwin Airport Resort Hotel. For more information or to confirm your intention to attend, send an email to [email protected]