JOYCE YAP HUI CI
DENTAL THERAPIST, HEALTH PROMOTION BOARD
DIPLOMA IN DENTAL HYGIENE & THERAPY
CLASS OF 2017
When I realised many people living in rural Bintan, Indonesia don’t have access to dental care, I wanted to help. So in 2015, together with two seniors and three classmates, I started the Bintan Community Involvement Project for students from my course. We now visit two orphanages regularly to provide free dental services.
It’s so satisfying to know I’ve helped make a difference in people’s lives, but all this is also possible because of our lecturers’ support. Our course manager, Dr Anshad Ansari, helped us figure things out when we were feeling lost at the beginning, and my lecturers are always looking out for suppliers who can provide us with materials at lower cost.