Oral health in India is a severe public health problem, especially in rural areas. It is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality. Limited and costly access to dental care makes it a very prized service in rural India, where the dentist to population ratio can fall to 1:150 000. (Reference: Gambhir et al., 2013; Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine)
Heart Valve Bank has been actively providing care during its own medical camps. It has also organised provision of services by UK dentists in other medical camps on an ongoing basis. They also provide free services to Sai Sathya Sai General hospital.
It continues to supply dental implants to Sri Sathya Sai Hospital in Surat, in the state of Gujrat in India. HVB also equips organisations with dental equipment including dental chairs.