Teem Clinic Dental Services/Smile Train Set To Organize Free Medical Surgery For Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate Patients In Warri

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Teem Clinic Dental Services/Smile Train Set To Organize Free Medical Surgery For Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate Patients In Warri


By Wilson Macaulay: Warri


Teem Clinic Dental Services Limited, in collaboration with Smile Train, a renowned international charity organization, is set to launch a groundbreaking initiative to provide free
medical surgery for children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate sickness in Effurun, Warri, and environs in Delta State and beyond.

The special medical outreach expected to begin on the 10th – 13th April, 2024 is an effort aimed to address Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate which is a congenital condition in which the upper lip fail to form properly thereby creating a hole in the upper lip while cleft palate is a condition where there is an opening between the mouth and the nose such that when the child swallows food, it comes from the nose.

“The event, which will mark a significant milestone in the treatment of cleft lip and cleft palate in the local healthcare sector in Delta State will take place at Teem Clinic’s facilities in Effurun metropolis at Refinery road, Ekpan opposite Chicken Republic Ekpan near the Police Station.

“The event which is scheduled
to commence on the 10th of April to 13th April, 2024 , underscores the commitment of both organizations Teem Dental Services Ltd and Smile Train to making essential medical services accessible to underserved populations who suffers a lot of stigmatization and total neglect in our society as a result of this disease.

“The initiative will offer a wide range of surgeries, to correct defects in cleft lip/cleft palate at no cost through the generous support of Smile Train and the dedicated team of professionals at Teem Clinic Dental Services which have successfully carried out surgery on over 100 who are happily living un our society today free from that congenital condition which made life not worth living.

Dr. Etetefia Mabel , the CEO TEEM Clinic Dental, the lead dentist, flanked by Dr. Omoloye Philip Adupagbemi,, Omonigho Oghenetega joy and Ovwavweho Eseoghene during a Press Conference organized to herald the event expressed her enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, that Teem Dental is thrilled to partner with Smile Train to bring the much-needed medical care to the people of Effurun, Ekpan, Warri and environs.

According to Dr. Etetefia Mabel , cleft lip and cleft palate disease are vital aspect of overall well-being, and through this initiative, they hope to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our community members whose joy of having new born babies has been shattered.

“Indeed it is heart warming to know that
Smile Train, known for its global efforts to provide free cleft lip and palate surgeries, has extended its support to include dental services in collaboration with Teem Clinic. The organization’s mission aligns with Teem Dental’s commitment to promoting oral health and improving access to essential medical treatments specifically in carrying out the correctional surgery
of Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate.

Dr. Etetefia Mabel who further briefed the Press said:”We are proud to partner with Smile Train to expound the reach of Teem Clinic Dental Services to reach and impact Effurun/Warri Communities, and the whole of Delta State and beyond.”

Dr. Etetefia Mabel assured the public
that together with Smile Train, Teem Dental Services aim to address the pressing challenges of Cleft lip/Cleft Palate which makes society to regard those with the sickness as outcasts, witches/ wizards or cursed children
left to live in isolation as a result of ignorance and lack of information on where victims can get medical solution.

Dr. Etetefia Mabel explained during the interactive session that, the free surgery is an initiative driven by passion to help humanity get improved access to specialized healthcare services in the area of cleft lip/Cleft palate condition , because the sickness have broken many
marriages as spouses lay blames on each other as the source of the problem.

Shedding more light on the event, Dr Etetefia Mabel remarked thus: “What we hope to do on the 10th of April to 13th April, 2024 is the practical reflection of our shared commitment to promoting health equity and addressing disparities in healthcare access.”

She added: “Patents of Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate should receive this information and grab the free surgery opportunity we are offering, l encourage them to start registerion now in advance at Teem Clinic’s Warri location Refinery Road opposite Chicken Republic, Ekpan, Uvwie LGA, Delta State. They can also
be contacted on gsm number 08023161800, 08029039656 for all necessary clarifications.

Speaking further, Dr Etetefia Mabel observed: “The event promises to be a transformative opportunity for individuals in need of cleft lip/cleft palate surgery , because they will receive treatment from skilled professionals in a supportive and compassionate environment.”

“As preparations for the initiative are underway, it is worthy of note that Teem Dental and Smile Train , the , organizers anticipate a significant turnout and they are prepared to accommodate a large number of patients.

Judging from what we saw on ground during the Press briefing, with the support of Smile Train and the dedication of Teem Clinic Dental Services, Doctors with the relevant medical equipments showcased by Dr. Etetetefia Mabel, the collaborative effort holds the promise of transforming lives and promoting treatments of Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate in Effurun/ Warri Communities in particular and Delta State in general.


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