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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin August 2011
10 AUGUST 2011 latest news fIRST vOLUnTEER ExPERIEnCE TAkES AUSTRALIAn dEnTIST TO nEPAL Victorian dentist, Wei Shen recently participated in a humanitarian dental clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal. The clinic was organised by US based charity Global Dental Relief which has brought direct care to children in Nepal since 2000. Over the course of seven days, the clinic served more than 1,000 patients, many of whom had never received dental care. Wei was among a group of 10 volunteers that included four dentists, three hygienists and three lay volunteers. The clinic was held in a classroom at a local Kathmandu school which had been converted into a seven-chair dental office for the week. Assisted by local students who received on-site training in basic skills, Wei personally treated more than 300 children, providing needed treatment, in most cases for the very first time, for these patients. Each child in the clinic received an exam, cleanings, and restorations and extractions as needed. In total, the clinic provided almost 250 cleanings and more than 600 restorations. It was Dr Shen’s first experience as an international volunteer. She wanted to “do some community service as part of an interesting travel plan.” Global Dental Relief provided the community service, and then Wei spent two weeks trekking to Everest Base Camp following her week working in the clinic. “The children here made this a very special experience,” said Dr Shen. “They are so resilient, honest and friendly, and they so appreciate what we do for them. It was a very pleasant surprise to see this in the face of the difficult conditions they have been born into.” She also praised the work of Global Dental Relief. “GDR is well-organised and welcoming. Everyone is very helpful; there is great team spirit, with such a diverse international group of volunteers all coming together quickly to work as a team.” Born and raised in Hangzhou, in Southeast China, Wei Shen completed her dental training at the University of Adelaide in 2008 and currently practises in Warrnambool, Victoria. Global Dental Relief organises week long dental camps for volunteer dental professionals to bring first time care to kids in Nepal, India, Vietnam and Guatemala. Further information can be obtained from Laurie Mathews, Director, www.globaldentalrelief.org Source: Media release, Global Dental Relief, Denver, USA. 6 May 2011. PROfESSOR ERIC REynOLdS AO APPOInTEd MELbOURnE LAUREATE PROfESSOR fdI wORLd dEnTAL COnGRESS MExICO CITy 2011 InvITATIOn TO PRE-OPEnInG CEREMOny fUnCTIOn fOR AdA MEMbERS Professor Eric Reynolds AO, CEO of the Oral Health CRC, has been appointed a Melbourne Laureate Professor. This honour, rarely bestowed, is reserved for the most distinguished members of academic staff at The University of Melbourne. It indicates the extraordinarily high standing that Professor Reynolds enjoys within the university, as well as both nationally and internationally. The appointment was made by The University of Melbourne Council on the recommendation of the Honours Committee, and becomes the latest in a long list of his honours and awards. The Australian Dental Association Inc. will be hosting an informal get-together prior to the Official Welcome Ceremony on Wednesday, 14 September 2011. An invitation is extended to all ADA members and accompanying persons who will be attending the Mexico City FDI World Dental Congress in September 2011 to join with the ADA delegation at this event. The function will take place at the Palm Restaurant Terrace, Hotel Presidente Intercontinental with drinks and canapés served between 5.15 pm and 6.30 pm. Attendees will then proceed to the Opening Ceremony together to form an Australian contingent at the Ceremony. Please bring something with you to reflect an Australian theme, i.e, flag or scarf. See you in Mexico City. Those wishing to attend must RSVP to Liane Goldsmith on 02 9906 4412 or email@example.com by Monday, 29 August 2011.
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