Sponsor a Smile

Oral health care for many people living in the Philippines is a luxury that most cannot afford but for the generosity of others. 

2021 Projects

Our missions are a success because of the great support we receive from

The Rotary Club of Catarman and the generosity of our partners, donors and benefactors.

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The children we care for often have poor dental hygiene and other tooth issues, mostly because they lack access to education on oral hygiene and access to qualified dentists.

FNGH want to do all we can to repair damaged teeth, and help prevent future tooth problems through regular check-ups. We also want to educate children on the importance of good oral hygiene. 

You can be part of the "Sponsor A Smile" program by directly contributing to this endeavor. 

US$300 per child

 

  • First priority consultation

  • Clean teeth and remove plaque

  • Identify and fill cavities

  • Treat gum disease

  • Tooth Extractions as required

  • Fluoride treatment

  • Supply dental hygiene kit

Smile for Healing

The Lingap Center of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) presently houses 36 children and adolescents who are either orphans, abandoned, raped, or abused.

 

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31 of them recently availed of various dental services under the Happy Smiling Faces Project of the Onnink Family Trust. Collaborating with Florence Nightingale Global Health (FNGH). Both based in North Carolina, USA and partnered with the Rotary Club of Catarman , District 3860.

 

Jan to April 2021

Dr. Ariel A. Carandang performed the following services:

 

  • tooth extractions,

  • prophylaxis,

  • flouride application,

  • filling/sealing

 

This amounted to around P 200,000 (US$4,100) After each session, Dr Carandang conducted orientation on oral hygiene and proper toothbrushing tips to the patients. Indeed the children can now smile happily with confidence despite their present predicament.

Happy Smiling Faces Project

The Rotary Club of Catarman under the leadership of Pres Merly Policarpio Allado wants to give special thanks to Florence Allbaugh of FNGH, Anne Farash, Paul Onnink, Dr. Carandang and PSWDO under Ms Jenny Darish for making this project possible.

This work continues across impoverished communities, so please consider making a donation of any amount. 

Imagine losing your Smile?

We have two young female adults in their mid-twenties who need partial dentures (front teeth). They have low self esteem and were in a domestic violence situation, therefore, we cannot show their faces.

The psychological benefits in giving these young women back their smile: 
 

  • Smiling boosts mood. Facial expressions have a big impact on mood.

  • It brings stress levels down.

  • You become more attractive, instantly. 

  • It improves self-esteem. 

  • Smiling boosts happiness. 

 

The cost of the dentures/treatment is US$300 per patient.   

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