Based out of the Sri Ramachandra University (SRU) in Chennai, the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences has entered into a new three-year phase, which began in 2011.
Two new districts have approached them and are hoping to replicate the project. Former patients, inspired by the care they received, are now volunteering to spread the word about the available programs and bring in new patients. In 2011, 51 patients were seen and 21 were screened for orthodontic treatment. The community- based rehabilitation workers began using mobile phones to follow up with patients to ensure that they are maintaining good oral hygiene practices.