Colgate has joined forces with social enterprise Change Please Coffee tohelp make essential dental services available to people facing homelessness.

In the UK at least 320,000 people are currently estimated to live intemporary accommodation or on the streets. Dental problems are among the most common health concerns affecting peopleexperiencing homelessness.

A study in London involving 260 homeless people revealed that 60% ofthe participants had suffered from toothache since they became homeless while 15% had pulled their own teeth out.

Change Please Bus

The partnership with Colgate and Driving for Change will be an essential Oral Health service for rough sleepers, homeless and the vulnerable and will be able to signpost them to the dental care they need and deserve. No one should be left in dental pain whatever their living situation.

Information about where the bus will be

How can I help?

Colgate and Change Please are always seeking dental professionals who can offer their expertise and skills to provide dental care to those that need it the most.

If you are a dental professional and would like to volunteer yourservices on the bus or would like to find out more about how you can help, please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch.

Register your interest

 

Onboard we have a brand-new dental suite (which includes some ofthe items below) to deliver the Oral Health care that this community really needs.

  • Vatech ExRay-Air Handheld X-Ray
  • Vatech EzSensor 1.5 Intra-Oral Sensor
  • DCI Series IV Mobile Cart with built in fibre optic kit and NSK Varios 170 scaler kit
  • Heka Patient Chair
Founder of Change Please Cemal Ezel
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