There is lack of awareness among the people in giving importance to the care of teeth. There is only one Dental clinic in the Kadapakkam village and it is in operation only on the week ends. The people in this region are not able to easily access the dental treatment facilities. The dental treatment is also very costly for the poorer people in the area..
In order to bring focus upon these issues TEWFI has planned to organize a dental camp in the Community on 23rd Dec 2010. This is being done with the help of the Dentists from Sri Lakshmi Narayana Medical College.
Our UCH children have also been treated during the camp. Around 125 people in the community have benefited through this programme. Around 25 patients were referred and they will be given treatment free of cost in their centre itself. TEWFI is planning to organize this kind of camp regularly in the Edaikazhinadu Panchayat.A regular awareness programme is also being organized in the community along with the Health Education programme.