LEAP Community Dental Health Project

The LEAP program is partnering with Beit Atfal Assumoud, a humanitarian non-governmental organization working among Palestinian refugee communities in Lebanon, to implement the Community Cares Dental Health Project. We need YOUR help!
Beit Atfal Assumoud (BAS) currently has six dental clinics in operation within refugee camps that cater specifically to Palestinian refugee populations. These clinics deliver dental care that is often not available otherwise. These clinics are located in Beirut (in Shatila camp), in the North (in Beddawi and Naher El-Bared camps), and in the South (in Ein El Hilweh, Rashidieh, and Bourj El Shemali camps). LEAP will be working in 3 of these camps this summer.

Need: In continuing the mission of ensuring dental healthcare to residents of the camps, and as a response to the ever increasing numbers within these camps, in particular considering the arrival of large numbers of Syrian and Palestinian refugees from Syria, BAS has requested additional support in expanding their outreach in the field of oral healthcare.


Checks: Make tax-deductible contributions to the LEAP Program. Write a check out to the WESPAC Foundation with "LEAP-Dental Project" in the reference line. The WESPAC Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is the fiscal sponsor of the LEAP Program.

LEAP aims to provide : 1500 dental kits for each camp; 7500 dental hygiene kits in total
500 free checkups for each camp; 2500 checkups in total
Background: Ensuring good oral health is an important part of improving overall health. However, worldwide, taking care of one's teeth is often considered with less urgency than other health matters. Poor dental care habits can allow harmful bacteria to attack the gums and teeth resulting in gum disease and tooth decay. Moreover, if left untreated, there are increased risks of other illnesses affecting parts of the body. For example, gum disease can lead to bacteria moving into the bloodstream, causing infection. Such risks can be reduced and eliminated with good dental practices.

Barriers to good oral hygiene are more prevalent in less affluent communities and include limited access to and availability of dental services, a lack of awareness about the need for care, cost and fear of dental procedures. The dental clinics established through BAS in refugee camps in Lebanon aim to remove these barriers, so that residents may have an increased opportunity at better dental health.

Composite filling materials (frontal) Composite filling materials (posterior)
Bonding for composite Itching gel for composite
Composite finishing rubber
Composite finishing burs
Composite finishing gel
Assorted diamond burs for cavity preparation
Carboxylate cement
Glass lonomer luting cement
Root canal filling material
Anesthesia Amp. 2%
Impression materials
Hand piece "turbine fiber optic"
Light cure "for composite filling"

We appreciate your help and support.

Website: http://www.leap-program.org
Email: info@leap-program.org
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