Dr Paul Sherrard is set to take on a gruelling challenge in a bid to raise money for his next charity mission to Africa.
Dr Sherrard, principal dentist at Moreton Dental Care, is in training for the 10k Fell Hell event held on the slopes of Moel Famau on Sunday, November 16.
The money he raises will go towards buying the dental equipment he needs for his two-week trip to Uganda next summer where he hopes to relieve the toothache of hundreds of poverty-stricken villagers.
It will be the third trip he has undertaken as part of a medical team organised through the Heswall-based charity Rock of Joy which supports schools in deprived areas of the East African country.
Dr Sherrard has to take all the dental equipment he needs with him in a suitcase. As well as meeting the huge demand for tooth extractions, he will also train local medical workers to enable them to continue offering dental care and preventive advice.
On a previous trip Dr Sherrard extracted 1,200 teeth in 10 days- the tooth decay in some patients was so bad they were suffering from life-threatening infections.
The villages the medical team will be visiting have no basic facilities like running water and electricity, and do not normally have access to dental or medical treatment.
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