In 2005 and 2006, the Canadian Section and its charitable arm, the William James Spence ICD Memorial Foundation, provided a total grant of $13,000 to the Canadian based Street Angels Society towards the building and equipping of a one-chair dental clinic in Dona Aurora, an urban Brazilian community of approximately 2,000 residents. This project will provide residents with basic dental and preventive services and an educational program in oral hygiene.
In 2007 an additional $10,000 was provided from our William James Spence ICD Memorial Foundation towards the completion of the dental clinic in Dona Aurora. Again in 2008, the project was granted $10,000, this time for equipment and supplies.
The ongoing clinical services and preventive program will be provided by local dentists, dental students and public health professionals. The Street Angels Society will negotiate collaborative arrangements among local universities, public health agencies in Bahia, and the National Brazilian Dental Association, to secure this resource for the dental clinic and community.