The TOCO Foundation, in partnership with the Montana Dental Clinic has wrapped up a free dental clinic at Ti Rocher, Micoud.
The clinic, which ran from Monday January 07 -10, is reported to have exceeded its targets, having recorded a daily average of 80 clients.
According to a foundation release, the clinic was initially scheduled to close a day later.
A total of 357 people – students and general public – turned out to avail themselves of the free service which consisted of dental cleaning, dental fillings and extractions, the release stated.
The Montana Dental Clinic delegation of twelve was led by Tom Bartoletti and comprised three dentists, a medical doctor, a dental hygienist and dental assistants.
Montana Dental Clinic which specializes in Cosmetic & General Dentistry has been in operation for over thirty years, serving a clientele from New Mexico and West Texas.
Over that time, the clinic has also undertaken extensive voluntary work throughout the eastern European bloc of countries, Africa and the Caribbean.
According to Taj Weeks, Chairman of the TOCO Foundation, the connection was made with Montana Dental Clinic while performing at a festival there.
The TOCO Foundation outreach initiative received on the ground partnership support from Parliamentary Representative for Micoud South, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and Helen Television System.
It is the second of its kind; the first was hosted in Soufriere in May 2018.
A third TOCO free dental is already on the cards for May 2019 and is tentatively set for the Central Castries area, the foundation release said.
TOCO, the acronym for They Often Cry Outreach, is a U.S. based, not-for profit organization.
Its mission is to raise awareness and address the issues that affect Caribbean youth through comprehensive projects and initiatives on every island in the Caribbean.