The Community Service and Environmental Affairs Committee, Faculty of Dentistry, in cooperation with the Internship Administration Office and the support of University Council, organized a visit to Wanas Elderly Home on Tuesday 22nd of March 2022.
The purpose of the visit was to raise the employees’ and the residents’ awareness regarding COVID-19 virus, to promote personal protection from the virus and prevent transmission of infection to others. The visit also aimed at raising the awareness about the importance of dental health and how to improve oral health care.
During the visit, interns demonstrated proper brushing techniques using simulating dental casts and toothbrushes. MIU committee members invited the residents and employees of the elderly home to visit MIU Dental Clinics Complex to receive the any needed dental care, free of charge, including free transportation by MIU buses to and from MIU. The home’s administration was contacted prior to the visit to enquire about the residents’ needs, which were all purchased and presented to the employees and residents during the visit.
By the end of the visit, questionnaires were distributed to the employees to rate their satisfaction with the visit in terms of the scientific content, giveaways, and the overall impact of the visit. Packs of toothpastes, toothbrushes, alcohol and face masks were also distributed to the residents.