The Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) Dental Clinic was established in 2000 by renowned Japanese photographer Kenro Izu and is currently staffed by one full-time dentist and three full-time dental assistants. Each month more than 800 Cambodian children are seen by the AHC dental team. In addition to work performed at the recently renovated clinic, outreach work is performed by the dental team who provide treatment and education to local village health centres, orphanages and schools across the province of Siem Reap.
Along with the full-time Cambodian staff, the department receives volunteer dentists from around the world who donate their time to work alongside the local team. An agreement with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry supports an international rotation twice a year with General Practice Residents and DMD students as part of their student electives. This provides an incredible opportunity for teaching, patient education, and developing a sense of social responsibility as oral health care professionals. Learn more at: http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/GPR/CommunityPrograms/
The cost to run the AHC Dental Clinic is approximately $60,000 per year. We ask that you and your office please consider a donation of $5,000 (or an amount of your choice) to help continue to provide free vital dental services to thousands of Cambodian children.