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ZU Community Outreach: Oral Health based Education

The department of Community & Preventive Dentistry, Ziauddin College of Dentistry organized a Community School Health trip, at Bahria Foundation11 Schools, to address the oral health needs of children from marginalized population.

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

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.

The school administration was satisfied 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 were distributed among school children in order to promote brushing habits and over all oral hygiene maintenance.

March 26, 2018

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