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Nepal 2023 – Part 2

DAY 5 3 dentists in full speed today! The problem solving never ends as today the new unit’s suction system stopped working mid-morning. We suspect it mustn’t have fared too well on the trip from Pokhara to Ghandruk. Loc and Laura quickly learned the Nepalese word for ‘spit!’. DAY 6 Laura and John trekked over […]

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Nepal 2023 – Part 1

POKHARA TO GHANDRUK Spirits were at an all-time high as we embarked on our journey from Kathmandu to the clinic in Ghandruk. We were eager to get in and see the state of the dental clinic since we’d last visited in 2018. Skies were clear and the flight was nice and smooth (we had our […]

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Important Changes to Braddon Dental

Braddon Dental Surgery has been back in action for a few weeks now, and we are thrilled to be able to provide treatment for our patients again. There have been a few changes to how we are operating in order to prioritise the safety of our patients and our staff. While our infection control procedures […]

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Update from Sanjiwani Public Health Mission

Healthcare Staff at the Ghandruk Community Health Centre Taken from the Sanjiwani Newsletter: The Ghandruk Community Health Centre offers free medical treatment to members of the community, encouraging people to seek early and intermediate intervention of health related issues. Throughout the pandemic, their staff have been very proactive in running COVID awareness talks and implementing […]

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2021 Charity Days

Each year, Loc (often accompanied by Laura) travels overseas to Vietnam or Nepal to provide free dental care for underprivileged communities. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the restriction of overseas travel, our annual charity trip was cancelled. For this reason, we have decided to give back to local charities in 2021. We have designated 4 […]

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Dental Injuries: Know What To Do

Dental trauma is when an injury has caused damage to teeth and/or adjacent structures such as the gums, the periodontal ligament (the tissues lining the tooth socket) or the bone. These types of injuries are most common in young children through to young adults. It has been reported that 25% of all school children and […]

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Children’s Health Aid Team – November 2019

At the end of last year, Loc and Laura joined a team of dentists, dental hygienists and dental students on a volunteer trip in Vietnam. The charity, Children’s Health Aid Team, offers dental care and oral health education to underprivileged communities throughout Vietnam and run mission trips four times a year. The start of the […]

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In Loving Memory of Dorothy Italiano

 Braddon Dental Surgery announces with great sadness the loss of long-time friend and receptionist, Dot, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday 25th September 2019. Dot was the friendly face of our reception and truly loved by all our patients. A beautiful mother, grandmother, wife and friend, she will be dearly missed by all. Rest in […]

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Sanjiwani Australia Announcement

DGR status has arrived! Sanjiwani Australia Inc is delighted to advise they have been endorsed by the ACNC and ATO as a Designated Gift Recipient. What does that mean to ‘you’, our supporters and donors in Australia? All gifts of $2 or more to Sanjiwani Australia Inc are now tax deductable. We hope you are as […]

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Nepal 2018: The Final Day

Tired! That’s how I would describe myself on the other side of 264 patients over 10 days. Yesterday we had a lovely closing ceremony and we were treated to marigold necklaces and some heartwarming speeches about the impact we have had on this community of Ghandruk and the surrounding districts. Everyone appeared to be grateful […]

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