Maasai Molar




MAASAI MOLAR exists to support the people of the Maasai Mara, Kenya with qualified volunteer medical and dental personnel

Kenya has just 1 dentist per 42,000 of the population (the ideal is 1:7,400), yet most of whom practise in urban areas such as Nairobi, leaving the majority of the population without access to basic dental care.


  • Provide safe, quality dental care for the Maasai and surrounding community
  • Develop and sustain culturally appropriate dental programs for the regional schools
  • Work with the community health services to improve health outcomes
  • Collaborate with other organisations to ensure unity and growth
Relieved from pain
Years in the community
Chilren Impacted
Sanitary kits distributed

We need you and your help

It’s impossible to help people without people helping others. We always need volunteers who love to help.

Our Trustees & Team


Simi is our local trustee and safari guide extraordinaire. Simi is responsible for all operations, coordination and management in Aitong. He is dedicated to improving the health of his community and ensuring dental health is integrated into overall health.


Mary joined Maasai Molar in 2019 as the first Community Oral Health Worker in Aitong. Mary is committed to improving the oral health of her community through educating children about dental disease.


Rachael has worked in the dental profession for over 20 years, working in multiple settings including military, public, private, research and overseas. Rachael is the past President of the Emirates Dental Hygienists Club and currently works as a Public Health and Education Manager for a global NGO, she has lectured internationally and continues to be active in the dental community. Rachael brings her dedication to public health and desire to improve access to dental care in resource limited settings.

Rachael holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Liverpool.


A Dental Hygienist with over 40 years of experience and still very much a hands-on clinician working in private practice.   Previously John has been the editor of ‘Team in Practice’. He was a member of the steering group for the NHS Evidence (Oral Health) website and has lectured nationally.  In 2008 John gained an MSc in E-Learning Technology from the University of Portsmouth. 

He is currently a PhD candidate at Lancaster University in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning. He has also gained his PG Cert in Teaching & Learning in Clinical Practice and become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Shaun Howe is a Dental Therapist working in the Public Dental Service for NHS Shetland. He qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1993 and as a dental therapist in 2018. He has worked in the armed forces, private and independent practice and has lectured widely around the UK on various subjects. Shaun has also served on editorial boards along with roles at the GDC and Dental Protection. He moved to the Shetland Islands in 2013. He is married with 2 grown up children.

Victoria Wilson

Victoria Wilson 

Victoria began her journey as a Dental Therapist at the Eastman Dental Hospital London in 2001, and has been totally dedicated to her profession since.

Victoria’s multinational experience ranges from having worked within practice in the UK in the NHS and private sector, and the UAE private sector. 

She is the Founder and former President of the Emirates Dental Hygienist Club. She held the position of Website Officer on Council for the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT), and has been a member of the House of Delegates for the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) and has sat on the Communication and Public Relations committee for the IFDH.

Victoria is currently involved in some research in tele-health, and runs the Smile Revolution an oral health promotional entity driving leadership in dentistry, that utilizes a range of communication channels in promoting Oral Health.  Victoria produces the Smile Revolution Podcast under the smile revolution that has over 9500 listeners around the world.

Victoria is assisting us with our Maasai Smiles programme.

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