The Community Service and Environmental Affairs Committee, Faculty of Dentistry, in cooperation with the Internship Administration Office and the support of University Council, organized a visit to Fouad Habib Elderly Home on Tuesday 22nd of March 2022.
The purpose of the visit was to raise the employees’ and the residents’ awareness of COVID-19 virus, to promote personal protection from the virus and to prevent transmission of infection to others. The visit also aimed at raising the awareness about the importance of dental health and how to improve oral health care.
During the visit, interns demonstrated proper brushing techniques using simulating dental casts and toothbrushes. MIU committee members invited the residents and employees of the elderly home to visit MIU Dental Clinics Complex to receive the any needed dental care, free of charge, along with transportation by MIU buses to and from the elderly home. The home’s administration was contacted prior to the visit enquire avout the residents’ needs. These included two microwaves which were purchased and presented to the employees and residents during the visit.
By the end of the visit, questionnaires were distributed to the employees of the elderly home to rate their satisfaction with the visit in terms of the scientific content, giveaways, and the overall impact of the visit. Packs of toothpastes, toothbrushes, alcohol, and face masks were also distributed to the residents.