Dental aid expedition to help Berber tribe

As part of a newly formed dental charity, a team of eight dentists are to take part in an eight day charity expedition to provide dental care to a Berber tribe in North East Morocco. The eight day trip takes place from 24 September to 1 October 2010.
This newly formed group of trail blazers are the founding trustees of a brand new charity whose purpose is to highlight the role that dentists can play in charity work needed in remote parts of the world. One of the group members met with a doctor in Morocco earlier this year who said “the Berber tribe are in desperate need of a dentist and as an under-funded doctor I have 50,000 people under my care and I can’t treat them all”.
The first UK expedition to this remote area of North Africa will gather in Alora (Malaga) and will take in Checchauan, the Rif Mountains and El Jebah (Morocco). In a Berber village by the Mediterranean Sea the group will be treating both men and women, with dental problems ranging from gingival disease to advanced dental decay. The trip will be challenging from a clinical point of view as the team cannot be entirely sure of the severity of the disease they will face.
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Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.