Open air roadside dental clinic in India. A cheap but unhygenic dental care option for the poor.
Western dentists may earn US$500 to US$1000 per hour. This man works for US$30 per month and takes whatever fee a patient can give, or not. OK, he works on the street and all of that, and hygiene is an issue, but what the heck!
Only in India – truly!
A Varanasi self-styled roadside dentist shows the process of making false teeth..
As cars speed past patients in Varanasi don’t think twice about having their teeth seen to by the city’s popular street dentists.
And it’s not only in Varanasi, it happens in cities all over India.
Self-proclaimed roadside dentists perform complicated dental procedures on patients with limited funds using almost medieval equipment.
There’s no clinic, no costly chairs, no electric drills, there’s no need for an appointment even, patients just pull up a plastic stool and hope the dentist will relieve any pain with a rusty set of pliers.
Most of these roadside dentists do not have a degree or relevant formal qualification. Usually, they get some dental work experience as an assistant dentist.
Many people who can not afford to pay a qualified dentist, are turning to the road dentists to solve problems related to teeth. They earn about $ 1.80 or more per day, depending on the number of patients. If you have toothache in India, you can refer to the roadside dentist.
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