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ADCERRA – Rural Dental Care

ADCERRA (Auroville Dental Centre Education Research Rural Action) project were inspired by two requirements. Firstly, there was the dire need for dental care among the rural population of India. The second motivation was that we wanted to put into action the revolutionary approach of “Concept Zero” into Health Care, and in particular into dental care. It offered the possibility of a much broader outreach with more affordable means in a larger setting

ADCERRA’s rural programme was designed to address the absence of dentists in these rural communities, focusing on education, prevention and basic care while prioritising children and educating them for long term impact!

Our objectives were simple: increase access to basic dental care with emphasis on preventive treatment using locally trained dental health workers. In addition, provide information and awareness about oral health with a systematic educational programme