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Big Smiles from Little People

After joining in 2012 the nationwide campaign “Smile Romania” that raised great alarm on the urgent need for dental treatment for disadvantaged people, United Way Romania is joining forces with Respiro Dental, a dental clinic in Bucharest by providing a dental care program for 300 children from the poor communities of Bucharest.

Since December 2013, 40 children received personalized dental treatment. But it goes beyond that: “Larisa, a 9 year old, who in the beginning was crying in the chair - and of whom I admittedly got very attached - told me that she wants to learn a lot and become a dentist and that she would come look for me after she grows up.” Monica Balica, doctor at Respiro Dental