Otumfuo-Smiles Dental Outreach
Oral diseases, while largely preventable, pose a major health burden for many countries and affect people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement and other complicated health issues. In most low and middle-income countries, the prevalence of oral diseases continues to increase with growing urbanization. However, treatment for oral health is expensive and usually not all people have access to the health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship as part of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
The Otumfuo-Smiles Dental Outreach, since its existence in 2014 has reached out to over 100,000 school children and individuals in Ghana. The outreach program covers 4 main areas on dental health namely; Education, Extraction, Screening, Scaling & Polishing sessions. It is very encouraging to see this initiative being taken by the Foundation to help improve oral health of Ghanaians. In accordance with WHO initiatives, the Otumfuo-Smiles Dental Outreach does not only focus on preventing and treating diseases and illness, but also on helping to improve well-being and quality of life.