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Community Outreach Program: Oral Health based Education

  • Dental Team from Ziauddin College of Dentistry, Visits School

The department of Community & Preventive Dentistry, Ziauddin College of Dentistry in collaboration with Colgate Palmolive, organized a Community School Health trip on 26th January 2018, at Bahria Foundation Schools, to address the oral health needs of children from marginalized population.

The trip was lead by Dr.Sidra Mohiuddin (Assistant Prof & HOD), along with trained and calibrated lecturers of the department, Dr. Atiya Abdul Karim, Dr. Khizra Rehman ans Dr. Abeeha Zaidi.1

The aim of this community health based trip was to spread awareness amongst students and school teachers, regarding the importance of oral hygiene and its maintenance.

Free Dental check-ups were performed by students of 2nd year BDS(batch VIII), following World Health Organization’s Guidelines for oral examination in children (2013).

In addition to this, students of 2nd year BDS prepared posters based on oral health education and performed brushing  techniques in front of the children to educate them in an effective manner.

At the end of the oral screening, an interactive session was held for the school teachers by Dr. Sidra Mouhiuddin (HOD-Community and Preventive Dentistry), during which, dissemination of oral health awareness via teachers, among their students was discussed. This area of discussion was stressed upon, as the teachers spend good 6 to 8 hours every day with their students.

The school administration was satisfied7 with the overall arrangements and services offered by Ziauddin College of Dentistry’s dental team.

As the day ended, kits inclusive of toothbrushes and toothpastes, by Colgate were distributed among school children in order to promote brushing habits and over all oral hygiene maintenance.

February 21, 2018

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