Norwich dentist off to fix teeth of Syrian refugees

The charity Dental Mavericks helping displaced Syrian refugees Credit: Credit : Dental Mavericks

A dentist from Norwich is to spend a week fixing the teeth of Syrian refugees who've fled to neighbouring Lebanon.

Dr Gautam Sharma has joined the charity Dental Mavericks whose aim is to end daily dental pain.

Natalie Gray reports :

Dr Sharma's day job is looking after the teeth of people living in the West Earlham part of Norwich.But next month he will travel to the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon with the charity Dental Mavericks to look after the teeth of some of the most desperate and vulnerable people in the world - displaced Syrian refugees.

Dr Sharma is collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste to take with him. But he would like to hear from anyone willing to donate soft toys, colouring books and particularly Norwich City football club merchandise. They can be dropped off at West Earlham Dental Practice. He leaves at the end of April.

You can fine out more about the charity here