Free dental care offered to Save R Kids, Leguan children

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By Leroy Smith

TAB 1[www.inewsguyana.com] – Close to seven dozen children between the ages of 3 and 16 yesterday benefitted from the expertise and generosity of Jonnel Mortley, a young overseas based Guyanese, certified in the area of dental care.

Mortley, who is presently in Guyana, kept a tradition of providing dental care to children of Guyana whenever she travels to Guyana.

iNews yesterday accompanied Mortley and her team of family members to the Essequibo Island of Leguan at Maryville Primary School where more than thirty children received dental care and were taught of the importance of caring for their teeth.

At the end of the day’s activity, each child was presented with a dental kit consisting of toothpaste, flossing materials and other items.

The team then travelled to the West Coast of Demerara where they continued the outreach making an impromptu stop at Save R Kids Children Home at Cornelia Ida.

Jonnel Mortley and Michelle Campbell. [iNews' Photo]
Jonnel Mortley and Michelle Campbell. [iNews’ Photo]
Mortley told iNews that she was pleased to work with the children especially those at the Children Home. She thanked the home administrator, Michelle Campbell for accommodating the team.

In her response, Campbell said that the initiative and work which was done by the team was indeed a blessing for the children. Campbell said teams would usually visit the home and conduct medical outreach but not with much focus on dental care

The home has close to forty children and was founded in 2002 by Patricia Jackson of Atlanta, Georgia in the United States and receives support from the Atlanta City Church.

Jonnel does a demonstration to the children of Save R Kids. [iNews' Photo]
Jonnel  interacts with the children of Save R Kids. [iNews’ Photo]
Both Mortley and Campbell entered an arrangement to continue working together and already Mortley has committed to having a full fledge team of doctors of various specialty travel to the Children’s Home to conduct a more detailed health engagement with the children and staff.

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