On Tuesday 28th of December 2021, Faculty of Dentistry’s Community Service and Environmental Affairs Committee, in cooperation and the support of the university council, arranged a visit to Al Hayah elderly home, branch A in Heliopolis.
The purpose of the visit was to raise the awareness of the employees and the elderly residents regarding COVID-19 virus to promote personal protection from the virus and to prevent transmission of infection to others. The visit also aimed to raise dental health awareness for the sake of improving oral health by giving a detailed simplified PowerPoint presentation about the proper tooth brushing technique. The recommended denture care techniques were also addressed. During the visit, all questions regarding the protection from the virus including options for vaccination were discussed. The employees and the elderly residents were all invited to visit MIU Dental Clinics Complex to receive the required dental care free of charge. They were offered free transportation to and from MIU for the that purpose.
Al Hayah administration had been contacted prior to the visit to determine any further supplies needed by the home. All purchases demanded by the home were done and given during the visit to the employees and residents, including personal blankets and food supplies. A questionnaire was distributed at the end of the visit to evaluate the provided program and measure their satisfaction with the visit as well as any further needs they could have. Educational materials as well as packs of toothpaste, toothbrushes, alcohol and face masks were distributed on all employees and residents of the home.