KARACHI: An outreach community visit to Dar ul Sukun, an institute for special/disable children and youngsters, was arranged by Department of Community & Preventive Dentistry of Ziauddin College of Dentistry, Ziauddin University for students of second year BDS under the supervision of Dr Amir Akbar Shaikh.
The purpose of the trip was to provide an exposure to undergraduates’ students regarding dealing and examine these underprivileged members of our community. A total of 150 special children along with 50 caregivers were examined during the activity.
In addition to dental checkups performed by second year students under supervision of senior faculty; a lecture with the title of ‘Preservation of Oral Health’ was delivered to caregivers of these special children by Dr. Sidra Mohiuddin (Assistant Professor, Community Dentistry).
In her lecture, delivered to the caregivers, Dr Mohiuddin emphasized upon how to maintain good oral health, factors that are harmful for oral health, common oral diseases, how to take good care of self as well as oral hygiene of these special children.
At end of the activity incentives (tooth paste & tooth brush) were given to children and caregivers.