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APDSA holds oral health camp for kids with special needs

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Thu. 25 May 2023


TAXILA: APDSA-Pakistan collaborated with HITEC IMS Dental College to organise a free dental camp at Nasheman School for Special Education and Rehabilitation in Wah Cantt to celebrate World Oral Health Day.

APDSA Liaison Officer Dr Aniqa Tahir led the event with the aim of promoting oral hygiene and educating the caretakers of special students about basic dental health and its implementation.

At the camp the volunteers conducted an oral hygiene awareness session, followed by a Q&A session for parents and teachers.

The volunteers examined over 300 children for any oral condition requiring treatment.

Colgate Pakistan distributed oral hygiene sample kits among the students in connection with World Oral Health Day.

The APDSA team comprised 20 volunteers, along with 2 PGs and the organizing committee.

The volunteers were given certificates of participation.

The activity was aimed to encourage the children to maintain their oral hygiene and raise awareness about the importance of oral health among the community.

Nasheman School is a well-established special education institute for children with hearing impairments, visual impairments, and other issues, including autism, cerebral palsy and Down’s syndrome.

The camp was overseen by Dr Shahreen Zahid and the Department of Community Dentistry of HITEC IMS Dental College, under the guidance of Dr Mariya Rabbani, who played a significant role in organizing and executing the event. Overall, the dental camp was a great success in promoting oral health awareness and education on World Oral Health Day.

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