Our 2021 Impact Report

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We’re excited to share our newly released 2021 Impact Report, celebrating all the good you’ve empowered us to do in the last year. The Impact Report can be read here. Thank you for making this all possible.

Healthy Smiles in Africa: A Dental Hygienist’s Vision

Mandy McGill - Director of Education and Outreach

We’re so excited to share that WHDO’s Director of Education and Outreach, Mandy McGill, won the 2021 Oh! Canada Magazine Reader’s Choice award for her article and experience in developing educational outreach programs for the Maasai Dental Clinic.

Meet Dr. Emelie Astrom!

A dental assistant reading a book with a young boy.

Meet Dr. Emelie Astrom, a dentist from Sweden with a smile that shines brightly and brings warmth to those around her. Emelie shows true compassion and empathy towards others. This was evident when she volunteered at MDC in 2019 and 2020 bringing her talents and kindness to bear in helping so many people on the […]

Meet Mandy McGill !

Mandy Mcgill

Meet Mandy McGill, WHDO’s Director of Education and Outreach. She’s been volunteering with WHDO since 2017. Mandy creates educational programs for moms and kids and school-based programs at MDC, empowering individuals and communities. Mandy’s vision was to initiate sustainable oral health programs. She followed her heart, and her initiatives have created positive, long-lasting impacts in […]

Meet Grace!

Grace standing next to woman and child

Meet Grace, our talented local community outreach educator, who leads our school-based and early childhood programs with great enthusiasm and spirit. She is our well-being warrior! Her teachings provide the knowledge and skills to keep children’s teeth healthy for life. Grace has become an inspiring community leader, mentor and role model for children, parents, teachers, […]

Houston, we have internet at the MDC!

Satellite being set up

Hello World, I’m pleased to share that the VSAT satellite technology we purchased for Maasai Dental Clinic is now installed! Our stalwart MDC Manager William, a space engineering technician, and I worked to get the satellite internet system up and running. We dug trenches, cleaned off the roof of the equipment shed, installed the antenna […]

How can get kids to brush their teeth

As soon as your child has that first tooth, brushing should begin. Before your child has that first tooth, take a damp piece of cloth or gauze and gently wipe their baby’s gums after feedings, or at least twice a day. From age two, brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day for two minutes (2X2) […]

Meet Dr.Kotak

Dr. Kotak

In April 2019, I traveled from Dubai to volunteer at the Maasai Dental Clinic in Kenya. Although the purpose of the trip was to serve the incredible Maasai people, this opportunity also helped me reconnect with myself and my love of dentistry. One of the first people you will meet is the clinic manager, William. […]

Meet Dr. David Rempel

Dr. David Rempel

WHDO Volunteer and Board Member, David Rempel, shares his experience providing care at The Maasai Dental Clinic as a volunteer dentist.  I have volunteered with World Health Dental Organization almost every year since 2014. Some years I have gone to volunteer at the Maasai Dental Clinic multiple times. I have exceeded a cumulative total of 12 […]

Teaching Good Oral Health

Kids being taught good oral health

We are grateful for the engagement of the teachers from our partner schools who are a big part of our ‘I am Responsible’ school-based program. Every day after lunch, the teachers support the children with the daily toothbrushing component of the program. The children like brushing their teeth so much that they often remind the […]