Liahona Dental Clinic in Tonga
The team at Bilby and Bear heard about a wonderful volunteer organization of dentists that provide much-needed access to dental care for people living in the Kingdom of Tonga, an island in the South Pacific.
The clinic is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is staffed by full-time, unpaid missionaries and volunteer dentists and hygienists.
In addition to providing crucial dental services at the clinic the dental volunteers also teach classes on dental care and prevention of dental disease and perform dental screenings on students in the villages.
When we heard about the amazing work this organization does to provide dental treatments to the people of Tonga we knew we wanted to reach out to some dentists heading to Tonga and purchase some much-needed items on their supplies wish list. We put together a care package of nitrile gloves and medical scrubs for the clinic and sent them on their way to Tonga on behalf of our Bilby and Bear fans!
Note: The above image is courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints showing dental students assisting at the clinic. Click here for more information.