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Dental Departures was delighted to be in attendance at the grand opening of the Suan Aoi Community’s library in the Klong Toey district of Bangkok on 24th December, 2017. The morning included a number of events, including a Recycled Fashion Show, and was an opportunity for us to meet and support the local community by getting involved.


As part of our commitment to support local, needy communities, we consider it an honor to be involved in events such as these, and enjoyed a lively morning participating and lending a helping hand. Our heartfelt thanks go to the BFC Dental Group, one of our local dental providers, who have set up a scholarship of 10,000 THB, which alongside our scholarship of 5,000 THB will go some way to providing financial assistance to underprivileged children who need it.


The library will prove to be a valuable resource, both in terms of education and entertainment, particularly to the underprivileged children from one of the 400 households in the immediate area, which altogether has a population of around 1500.


About the Suan Aoi Community


The Suan Aoi Community was established more than 50 years’ ago in the Klong Toey district in Central Bangkok. Long known for its slums, the area is bordered by the Chao Phraya river and hosts a major market.


The community living here have joined together to solve common problems in the area, from drug addiction to fire prevention, as well as to create jobs, and even to make goods to sell at the local market.





About BFC Dental Group


BFC Dental has two branches in Bangkok at Srinakarin and Bangna. One of Dental Departures’ Global Patients Choice winners, they provide a full range of services from check-ups to dental implants. Thailand is a popular destination for international dental patients with Bangkok a leading location.


About Dental Departures


Dental Departures has been a leading facilitator of dental tourism in Thailand, and other countries throughout the world, since 2010. Building the largest online global dental marketplace, we empower patients to find affordable dental care with quality-checked providers overseas.


We believe it is paramount for our company to make a real difference to our local communities, by getting involved in charities and projects.


Some of the other projects we’re involved with include:


  • Foundation Slum Child, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Asilo de San Vicente de Paul Orphanage, Manila, Philippines

  • Betesda Casa Hogar, Mexico

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