Dental Camps 2023
In a significant effort to improve dental health in Kisumu County, Make Me Smile’s Dental Camp, held from October 23 to October 29, 2023, reached out to several underprivileged communities, emphasizing the dental care of children and adolescents. The project, which consisted of different medical camps held at various health facilities, focused on dental screenings, treatments, and educational campaigns about oral health. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Dr. Elisabeth Lill who made the whole project a reality and went to Kenya with her team for the Dental Camps.
Oral Health Sensitization Camps
The oral health sensitization campaigns were a crucial part of the Dental Camp, reaching out to over 2,500 children in primary schools across Kolwa East and Kabonyo Kanyagwal wards. These campaigns were conducted by a dedicated team of local medical professionals the dentists Dr. Lill and Dr. Senger from Make Me Smile and Dr. Shem Rakewa Dental Clinic. The educational sessions in schools like Okok Primary, Miwani Section 3 Primary, AIC Reru Primary, Okago Primary, Waluka Primary, and at the children’s clubs were instrumental in spreading awareness about dental hygiene. Each child received essential dental hygiene tools, including toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Thanks to partnerships with the County Government of Kisumu’s Department of Health, Unilever Pepsodent, Moi University, Dr. Shem Rakewa Dental Clinic, and Royal City Garden Hotel, the campaign’s reach was significantly enhanced. Over 1,000 individuals benefited from the camp, with services ranging from dental check-ups to necessary extractions. The mobile dental clinics, hosted at locations like Nyang’ande Sub-County Hospital, Angola/Mayenya Health Center, and Gita Sub-County Hospital, were pivotal in providing immediate and essential dental care to the community.
Thank you 
Make Me Smile Kenya’s commitment to improving health and development was once again demonstrated through this impactful Dental Camp, which went a long way in bringing smiles to many faces. A special thank you for the generous support goes out to the International College of Dentists and the Austrian Society for Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine. The success of the camps also owes greatly to Dr. Elisabeth Lill, without whose invaluable contribution it would not have been possible.