Today, the UQU College of Dentistry launched a field visit program for its mobile clinics. This program, planned for the academic year 1440/1441 A.H., started at Zaid bin Aslam Primary School in Al-Khadra district, Makkah. It was attended by the college's vice deans, medical interns, the Head of Fayiz Al-Harthi School, and the Director of Student Activity, Jamal Al-Maliki.
Dr. Umair Bukhari, Vice Dean of Dentistry for Clinical Affairs, explained, "Mobile dental clinics are part of the contributions the college makes to the community and its development, promoting oral health for schoolchildren, spreading preventive health education, establishing the culture of volunteer work, and making use of decay rate results in scientific research." He added, "The field visit program for mobile clinics is being carried out for the third year in a row, conducting, during this time, examinations on a total of more than 2,300 male and female students, who underwent the necessary medical tests, including fluoride sessions and therapeutic intervention for caries and periodontal disease.”
It is worth mentioning that the total number of the schools that have been visited in Makkah is 26 schools. As for the mobile clinics, they consist of two dental clinics equipped with all the necessary tools to ensure the integrity of the therapeutic and research process. They also include warehouses to conserve the medical instruments, an integrated X-ray unit, and a room for waiting and the initial examination.
The head of the school commended the initiative of Umm Al-Qura University to serve the community and maintain its health and safety. He emphasized that the school had been keen to prepare its students for this visit by distributing approval forms to them to obtain their parents' signatures of consent. Finally, he pointed out that 100 students were examined. In addition, 120 students were educated on how to preserve the health of their teeth and prevent tooth decay in the scientific lecture presented to them.