Muhammad Tohir’s dental shop in central Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: SCMP/Resty Woro Yuniar Muhammad Tohir’s dental shop in central Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: SCMP/Resty Woro Yuniar
Muhammad Tohir’s dental shop in central Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: SCMP/Resty Woro Yuniar
Indonesia

Indonesia’s self-taught dental workers say they fill a need in society – just not in Hong Kong

  • Four domestic workers breached the conditions of their stay in Hong Kong by offering dental services despite having no training
  • But in Indonesia, self-taught street dentists known as ‘tukang gigi’ cater to those who can’t afford formal healthcare and they are legally protected

Topic |   Indonesia
Muhammad Tohir’s dental shop in central Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: SCMP/Resty Woro Yuniar Muhammad Tohir’s dental shop in central Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: SCMP/Resty Woro Yuniar
Muhammad Tohir’s dental shop in central Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: SCMP/Resty Woro Yuniar
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