Maasai Molar

WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

OUR VISION

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.

OUR MISSION

  • 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
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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

SIMI

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 RESON

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 ENGLAND

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.

JOHN STANFIELD

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

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.

MADDIE TUCKER

Maddie brings a wealth of experience as a Dental Therapist, having tutored at Queen Mary’s and worked in multiple settings including several ventures overseas. Maddie currently sits on the council for the British Association of Dental Therapists.

Maddie is passionate about providing safe and effective dental care for children.

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