Our Sustainable Training Model

Our model


Experienced dental professionals (dentists, nurses, hygienists and therapists) volunteer on our Dental Volunteer Programme to serve as trainers.

Rural Health Workers are provided with the skills, equipment and support to deliver safe, free emergency dental treatment in their communities.

phase-2The Big Skill Share:

Volunteers teach District Dental Officers (senior urban-based local dental personnel) based how to train emergency dental skills – ‘training the trainer’. This is where we return to the District Dental Officers who we’ve been working alongside on our training programmes and give them the skills to teach emergency dental skills themselves. This is where we see our core value of sustainability really come to life. It’s a model that becomes self sufficient, and it’s the only realistic way that our work can tackle such a vast problem.

phase-3Sustainable Change:

Tanzanian trainers train Tanzanian health workers emergency dental skills supported by Bridge2Aid expertise. Now the training of rural health workers is built into the country’s health system with Bridge2Aid playing a distant role facilitating the procurement of equipment. This unique model means that training in emergency dental skills can become a rapid roll-out where millions and millions of people in some of the poorest parts of the world have access to vital treatment. As our programme takes off in Tanzania we are then able to offer training into more countries where there is an urgent need.

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