Making a difference

We believe we have a responsibility to give back to the community – whether that community is nearby or far away.

To this end, Elgin Dental Care has supported several great causes over the years in both time and financial assistance. In 2017, we made the decision to concentrate our support on one particular charity:

Starfish Clinic Project International

Elgin Dental Care’s Implant Surgeon, Dr Fadi Barrak, set up a mobile clinic in the remote Olorte region of Kenya around 10 years ago. We have supported this clinic since it was just an idea and early on contributed substantially to the original purchase cost of the vehicle.

SCPI provides low cost treatment, vaccinations, simple medication and health education to around 15,000 Maasai people in villages that previously had no access to healthcare.

Our Principal, Mr Kamali makes regular visits to Olorte where he treats patients and trains Florence, the nurse in dentistry. She’s a very quick learner and we’re delighted to say that in addition to her general nursing, Florence is now able to carry out procedures such as wisdom tooth extractions, removing broken teeth and even simple fillings. She’s very good at promoting the importance of oral health too.

Please don’t forget that at the end of every appointment, if you book a new appointment with a dentist or hygienist we donate £1 to SCPI—and this soon adds up!

SCPI and their local partner RedTribe have transferred skills to the Maasai people and given the whole area a totally holistic, sustainable boost to people’s lives through community-owned healthcare, micro-enterprise, education and infrastructure. We are very proud to be contributing to this improvement.

We post updates on our involvement on this page, so please pop back from time to time to see the latest on what we’re doing.

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