The Humanitarian Medical Kit for dental care supports dentists who volunteer their time and skills to help people who do not have access to dental treatment around the world. Each year, HPIC receives enough donations of dental products to offer up to 100 kits, which are donated to partners on a first-come, first-served basis. One dental kit provides treatment for up to 200 patients, including 60 tooth extractions.
The dental pack is designed to meet three specific purposes:
- Pain management
- Tooth extractions
- Temporary restorative fillings
The contents of the pack include the fundamental products necessary to meet all of these objectives. The HMK-D contains an assortment of antibiotics, topical and local anesthetics, anti-inflammatories, gelfoam, dental refills, and supplies such as syringes, needles, gauze, sponges, masks, cotton rolls, gloves, floss, sutures, toothbrushes and other dental supplies.
How it works
Application: Fill out your Application and detailed needs list at least 3 weeks prior to date of departure.
Contribution: A tax-deductible donation of $400 per kit is requested to help cover a portion the program costs.
Shipping: HPIC will ship your kit to you anywhere in Canada.
Reporting: You are responsible for submitting a project report within 90 days of your return.
Contact Claudia Sighomnou for more information and/or for help to plan your trip/project:
1-800-627-1787 or 514-822-1112, ext. 129