Children With ‘As Many As 20 Decayed Teeth’ Inspire Brisbane Dentist

You might not know his name, but Brisbane dentist Malcolm Campbell is a hero to hundreds of children in East Timor.

Once a year, with the help of other volunteers, he loads up a truck with a mobile dental clinic and travels through the troubled country delivering dental treatment to orphaned and impoverished children.

He’s just returned from his fifth trip to the region since 2013, where two dental teams, including oral surgeons, two dentists and volunteer dental assistants, treated hundreds of children in Timor.

Dr Campbell said the state of the children’s teeth was “absolutely shocking”.

“There’s one little boy who just broke my heart,” he said.

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