A group of female students at the Dentistry College paid a visit to the Maternity and Children Hospital in Makkah on Monday Rajab 20, 1438 h under the supervision of the students club in the college in collaboration with the hospitals' administration. The visit aimed at providing awareness and prevention against Hemophilia (a mostly inherited genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to make blood clots, a process needed to stop bleeding), and to introduce role of dentists in treatment, in the presence of the Dean of Dentistry Dr. Abdul-Aziz Ali Al-Khotani and a number of physicians, officials and specialists at the college and the hospital.
During the visit, children with hemophilia and their families were educated about the correct way of teeth brushing. Additionally, an initial dental screening was made for children and fluoride was applied to prevent teeth decay. The visit included introductory corners about hemophilia which brought smiles to children's faces by distributing promotional gifts to them and offered awareness games for them. The corners also distributed booklets explaining methods of prevention against decay and how children can maintain their teeth.
Further, the female students have also checked 60 students under the supervision and follow-up of the assistant professor at the department of children' dentistry Dr. A'bla Arafa. Then, female students including; Hayaa Abdul Qadir Zaki, Ehdaa Abdul Karim Turkistani, Fatima Abdul-Aziz Hamoda, Refal Khalid Khayyat, Hanan Yahia Falata, Dema Ismail Al-Shibalain, Mariam Khidir Al-Ghamdi, Noor Ziyad Farsi, Mawadah Saleem Mandora and Lujain Abdul-Aziz Malibari, were appreciated for conducting this visit.