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Auroville Dental Centre provides dental care for Aurovilians, Newcomers and guests, it also runs an innovative social work programme to promote rural dental health through education, check-ups and basic treatment.
History & Today’s organization
The Auroville Dental Centre was created many years ago by a French dental surgeon, Jacques Verré, who implemented a revolutionary concept that enables dental and oral care for a huge population of villagers. His professional partner Suryagandhi has developed together with him a system of training village women to the basic dental care to spread hygiene and prevention.
NGO’s and Government Officers are inspired by this sustainable dental health care model, and are consulting the Dental Centre for extending on a larger scale other dental care projects in India.
Vision & Missions
Auroville Dental Centre (AVDC) located at Protection provides dental care for Aurovilians, Newcomers and guests. The dental centre also runs an innovative social work programme called “Auroville Dental Centre for Education Research and Rural Action (ADCERRA)” to promote rural dental health through education, check-ups and basic treatment.
Leaders & Team
A large team of 16 including 3 dentists and 3 prothesists works at the main dental clinic; a smaller team of 4 works at the Auroville Health Center. A team of 49 people is spread across a number of centers. One dentist and a team of 26 community health workers operates in various subcenters.
More info at Rural Dental care website
Location:Protection, 605 101 Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India