We were delighted to welcome the inspiring children of the Watoto Children’s Choir to our Crouch End practice recently for free checkups and dental treatment.

Twenty-two children, aged between six and twelve, came to see us, all of whom have suffered the loss of their parents through war or disease in Africa.

The choir have performed for audiences all over the world including heads of state. This year, they sang at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

Watoto Children's Choir at Middle Lane Dental

Maya Gwynne, dental surgeon and owner of Middle Lane Dental, said: “The kids were absolutely fantastic. We were delighted to welcome such an inspirational group of children to the practice. It was so worthwhile to see how happy they all were.”

Sam Kimera, one of the choir organisers, said: “We’ve been on the road for six months and the children often get compliments on their big smiles! Just when we thought we couldn’t smile bigger, Middle Lane Dental offered a whole day dedicated to the choir – 22 children and 9 adults – with any dental needs from routine checkups to fillings. Wow! You couldn’t meet a lovelier bunch… kind, caring, loving and oh so funny!”

Maya Gwynne with a very happy patient from the choir

Dental surgeon, Imanul Ameen, added: “It was certainly a busy day, but so rewarding. The children have been through so much and yet they bring such energy and joy with them”.

The children and adults of the choir received free dental checkups, treatment, advice to promote oral hygiene, and ‘goody bags’ of dental health products. The choir are now flying back to Uganda having completed an extensive UK Tour. We wish these inspiring children and the Watoto programme all the best for the future.