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Dental team to visit Vanuatu’s Torres Islands

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Villages in the north of Vanuatu are about to get a dental check up, as a team prepares to travel to the Torres islands to carry out the national oral health survey.

The project is being led by New Zealand dental therapist Elizabeth Webb, reports Pacific Beat.

She’s been running the survey on the southernmost island of Aneityum, where also helping to set up a clinic and advocate for better dental services.

Ms Webb says the data collected will help inform a much-needed national oral health plan.

At the same time, the team will also be performing basic procedures – like extractions – to give welcome relief to those suffering from tooth pain.