Where There is No Dentist

March 22, 2012

Today I stumbled upon Hesperian Foundation Health Guides a non-profit publisher that "creates and distributes health materials that provide knowledge for action, and inspire action for health." The guides are developed in partnership with healthcare workers and also with the intention to challenge the social injustices that cause poor health, mainly in third world and underdeveloped countries where there are no doctors or dentists close by.

Today I stumbled upon Hesperian Foundation Health Guides a non-profit publisher that "creates and distributes health materials that provide knowledge for action, and inspire action for health." The guides are developed in partnership with healthcare workers and also with the intention to challenge the social injustices that cause poor health, mainly in third world and underdeveloped countries where there are no doctors or dentists close by.

In addition to their classic Where There is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook, they now offer Where There is No Dentist. The book offers instructions and tips for examining patients, diagnosing common dental problems, making and using dental equipment, using local anesthetics, placing fillings, and removing teeth.

This manual is perfect for those who are on mission trips or traveling to places where there is no dentist. It's also available in a downloadable PDF.