Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Help to Bring Smiles; School Student Offers Assistance in Refugee Dental Clinic

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Help to Bring Smiles; School Student Offers Assistance in Refugee Dental Clinic

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Byline: Nikkii Joyce Nikkii.Joyce@scnews.com.au

WHEN teenager Abbey Lindley sets off for Thailand next month, it will not be in the usual search for world famous beaches or shopping.

The 15-year-old Chancellor State College student is a volunteer dental assistant who will become part of a free dental health clinic at a Mae La refugee camp.

Abbey will join Chancellor Park dentist Colin Morrison and his wife Andrea at the permanent free dental clinic Glory2Glory, which the couple built in February, 2009.

The clinic provides much needed care for refugee children and young adults aged one to 20.

Courageous Abbey is set to brave an aunimaginablea environment of tuberculosis and malaria and the absence of the general dental health care she takes for granted.

"They are in a great deal of pain and I knew Andrea and thought it was an opportunity for me to help," she said.

The intrepid teenager began memorising a tooth diagram and instrument names yesterday. …

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