A visit to Elhamd Orphanage was organized by the Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine Community Service and Environmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday March 29th, 2022. . The purpose of the visit in which a number of syudents, interns and faculty members participated was to raise the awareness of caregivers, employees, and residents regarding protection from COVID-19 and means by which to prevent transmission of the infection to others as well as raise their dental health awareness to help improve the oral health care of the children.
Interns presented a live demonstration on dental casts, simulating the proper technique for toothbrushing and means of correcting faulty ones. They were then allowed to play with the children and take photos until the end of the visit.
The faculty invited the employees, caregivers and children to visit MIU Dental Clinic Complex to receive the required dental care free of charge, including free transportation to and from the orphanage. Questionnaires were distributed to determine their dental health needs.
Toothpastes and toothbrushes were given as gifts to the children. Alcohol bottles, masks, 10 soft blankets and food were given to the orphanage as giveaways.