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Dr Sarisha Govender is the consulting dentist for the non profit organisation, Acres of Love for the Benoni area. At Acres of Love Dr Govender does regular screenings of the children and their dental treatment if required.
She also assists the Sri Sathya Sai organisation at medical camps, where they screen and perform dental extractions for patients who cannot afford medical/dental treatment in underprivileged areas.
Dr Govender and the team at Evolution Dental also do oral health education programs in schools in the Benoni area.
In 2014 they visited 4 creches in the Benoni area namely; Heidi Montessori Preschool, Shining Angels Daycare, Little Hatchlings Playschool and Noddy’s Playland Creche and Nursery school. They provided the children with little hampers sponsored by GSK. Dr Govender did an interactive oral health program at each of the schools and screened the children’s teeth. “Each year we aim to reach more schools and promote oral health education”.
Children need to be taught the importance of oral hygiene at an early age to prevent dental problems later on. It also aids in decreasing fear in children of visiting the dentist. Prevention is better than cure.