Blackpool dentists to treat Chernobyl children

Chernobyl Disaster Aftermath: very extensive damage to the main reactor hall.
Chernobyl Disaster Aftermath: very extensive damage to the main reactor hall.
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Blackpool dentists are set to ensure a group of vulnerable visitors to the resort with leave with big smiles.

The team at Centre for Dentistry will be treating a group of children from Belarus, who are dealing with the legacy of the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster in 1986, when they visit the resort next month.

The youngsters are being brought on holiday to the Fylde coast by Chernobyl Children’s Life Line (CCLL).

The aftermath of radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster means thousands of children in the region are born with or develop thyroid cancer, bone cancer and 
leukaemia.

Their UK visit offers them the opportunity to receive treatment from charities as well as a chance for recuperation and a holiday break.

They will attend the dentists, situated with Sainsbury’s Blackpool, free of charge, on July 28.

The 10 youngsters, aged 10 and 11, will be treated by Dr Anjali Patel.

David Lowe, chairman of CCLL, said: “We are really pleased that the children have the opportunity to have their teeth checked at the Centre for Dentistry.

“This will be a chance to be checked over, have any desperate treatment needed and also get guidance on oral healthcare.”