Meet with our initiative on TTT project

The Toothbrush Toothpaste and Training Project

The goal of this Toothbrush Toothpaste and Training project (TTT) was to acquire 10,000 soft bristled tooth brushes and 2,000 tubes of fluoridated toothpaste at a total cost of approximately 1,200 USD.  Our data shows that in village preschools less than 30 % of the students have a toothbrush, and of that percentage, the majority of those children brush their teeth only once a day.

The overarching goal of The TTT Project is to improve oral hygiene practices and sugar reduction in diet. The raised money will go towards providing 10000 toothbrushes, 2500 tubes of fluoridated toothpaste and oral health education to children and village families living rural in Pursat.  Sustainable Cambodia (SC) is committed to helping change what is accepted as normal oral health and improving the health of our people. Not only does the project provide preschool and school students with oral health tools and education, SC works rural with villages to provide whole families with toothbrushes, toothpaste and the accompanying education.

Thank you to our International Dental Volunteer, Emily who has raised $1870 AUD and developed The Toothbrush Toothpaste and Training Project (TTT), which is to be implemented over the next two years. 

As part of the project, 5 Community Educators and 5 Youth Club Members from Kandieng, Kravanh and Sylvia Lasky Memorial Schools travelled to Roomchang Company Dental Hospital (RCDH) in Phnom Penh where they participated in comprehensive oral health training from their expert dentists and dental nurses. The idea is that the Youth Club members become key educators to improve oral health.

It was a great opportunity for our team to develop their knowledge and confidence when teaching the project. The message of healthy teeth and mouths is spreading to all SC staff and their families too.

Thank you to The Dental Company, Australia for $500 donations. Other fabulous supporters are The Billabong Hostel, donating $155 USD and RCDH whom donated 500 toothbrushes to kick-start the pilot phase. 

RCDH also supported incredibly useful Khmer oral health education posters and trained some of our team in gaining a better understanding of oral health and how they can grow to teach even more effectively in villages. - So, there is no language barrier, we developed Khmer education materials.

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