KIDS INTERNATIONAL DENTAL SERVICES
"Committed to every child in the world having a smile"
Teaching children the basics of brushing their teeth.
Healthy teeth, smiling kids.
KIDS meets the children of Cabo Verde!
There are many children in the world who have little or no basic health care that we take for granted, and may never have any dental care unless we provide it. Most of these children have never seen a toothbrush, and none of them has seen a dentist. While our patients are poor and often malnourished, and some are the forgotten children of sex slavery, or AIDS orphans, or victims of gang violence and street accidents, they are important members of families and villages. We treat these children in their schools, in orphanages, in local monasteries or in make-shift tents in alleys or at the dump sites where some live on others’ trash. In each community we visit we help to alleviate their dental pain and prevent future suffering; and we make new friends, while learning and sharing stories.
The fundamental goal of Kids International Dental Services (KIDS) is to provide pro bono dental care to impoverished children in developing countries. Our dental projects also
(a) provide a platform for young dental professionals to perform community service worldwide, and
(b) expose volunteers of all ages to social service and encourage them to innovate projects to serve disadvantaged youths in the developing world.
KIDS has been working with this remarkable organization Sreyka Smiles Association for multiple years in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Many thanks for their continuing cooperation.
KIDS started working with COLT in 2006, in Phnom penh, Cambodia. We hope to work with them for many years to come.