Raising Dental Awareness Project at Family Mall

On October 27th, 28th and 29th, 2022, the Dean of Students Office at the Faculty of Dentistry, Tishk International University, conducted the final phase of the dental awareness project at Family Mall. The project was supervised by Dr. Zaynab Yalman, the Director of Social Affairs and Guidance, Dr. Lezan Dawood, the polyclinic Director, and Dr.Lava Sabr, Dean of Students Office Representative at the Faculty of Dentistry.

A dental team was assembled from the fifth-grade Dentistry students. Their tasks were to conduct oral examinations for people who visited the mall and introduce our faculty and TIU. The team filled out case sheets and dental appointments and handed them out to the visitors. Visitations were arranged to the dental polyclinics at Tishk International University for those who required further dental treatment. The visitors were also offered gift bags and a 15% discount for treatment in the university’s private clinics. The number of visitors examined in this project reached 268 people. The team was supervised by the faculty’s Research Assistants.

The first meeting to plan this project was conducted on October 9th,2022. On October 26th, 2022, a second meeting was held to finalize the last requirements before the start of the project. The project was sponsored by Zirve Dental Lab.

Dental health is an integral part of general well-being and is an essential asset for individuals of all ages. Despite its value, oral health remains a neglected health element. Many people underestimate minor issues regarding their oral health that may lead to much more extensive and difficult health complications in the future. The project was designed to raise awareness of oral and dental health amongst the community and convey the importance of regular check-ups to not only solve oral health issues but also prevent them.