Chernobyl children treated by East Grinstead dentist Jas

IMG_3610IMG_3592JAS Sandhu’s High Street Dental practice played host  yesterday to ten children brought to England for a holiday and health check by the Chernobyl Children’s Life Line.

It’s the third year running the practice has volunteered to give the youngsters – many of them very nervous at seeing a dentist for the first time – a check-up.

balloon ladyAll aged around 11, they have little access to dental health care, and with local produce at home irradiated, their diet is mainly processed foods, said Jas.

“It’s bad for their health generally,” he said. “We can’t change their diet, but at least we can give them treatments which will decrease the likelihood of tooth decay.”

To sweeten the experience, Jas and his colleagues laid on an afternoon tea, and balloon sculptor Jo Roman to entertain the  children while they waited for their turn in the chair.

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July 22nd, 2015 by