Abu Dhabi mobile dental care unit big success
Abu Dhabi, January 29, 2014
The Mobile Dental Care Unit launched by Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) has been hailed as a major success after screening and providing treatment to 351 people in the last quarter of 2013.
The unit will continue its rounds to allow more people to avail of its dental care services across Abu Dhabi throughout the year.
The Mobile Dental Care Unit launched its dental care services in October 2013. The initiative was implemented in pursuance of Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior’s vision, to strengthen the police institution’s role in community action.
According to Abu Dhabi Police, the Mobile Dental Unit operates in two shifts, morning and evening. The dental staff handles screening services and treatment for patients; while the administrative staff streamlines and manages the service provision procedures, and assesses patients’ experience with a view to improve performance indicators.
The Mobile Dental Care Unit has traveled to different areas across Abu Dhabi to provide dental check-ups for individuals. Students and faculty of the Emirates National School also benefited from the dental unit’s services, which included screening and treatment services. Some cases were referred to hospitals.
The Mobile Dental Care Unit is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment for screening and treatment. It seeks to provide access to dental care to all community members, at schools, centers for care and rehabilitation for people with special needs, elderly nursing homes, family development centers, and shopping centers.
Additionally, the unit is intended to carry out mass screening and treatment to raise awareness on the importance of dental hygiene, in pursuance of the ADP’s vision to provide the best services to the public.
The dental team on board the mobile clinic is qualified to offer its services to people of all ages with a variety of medical conditions, through a dental surveying program to identify dental conditions of individuals.
It is also designed to provide dental care services to people with disabilities, students, or the elderly. The team allows these categories to easily access dental care wherever they are; in schools, nursing homes, care centers, or any other location. – TradeArabia News Service