In keeping with its Mission and Vision for Oral Healthcare Oman Dental College (ODC) once again supported a group participating in a charitable Dental health camp in Galle, Sri Lanka. This health camp was organised by Missions and Mercy a nonprofit organisation dedicated to deliver free oral health care globally in conjunction with Crescent Ladies Association in Galle.
27 Volunteers from the GCC volunteered for this charitable cause, and of these 19 were the staff, students & alumni of ODC. This is the second such camp that ODC has supported and as always the ODC participants proved their competency and ability to provide and deliver excellent full care plans and oral health treatments.
Missions and Mercy expressed their gratitude to ODC in providing the dental instruments and materials which enabled the volunteers to provide free dental treatments for over 1000 patients, a spokesperson for the organisation said that “the work achieved at the dental camp was beyond expectation; ODC participants were excellent ambassadors for Oman”.
Dr Sara Al Balushi, an ODC graduate, who led the ODC team, said “Thanks to the training we have received at ODC, we were able to provide high standards of clinical work. We showed great teamwork to manage such large numbers of patients and we were able to provide treatments such as fluoride application, scaling restorations extractions and removable partial dentures.”
Dr Polyxeni Petropoulou Senior Lecturer at ODC commended the students and said .“ Our dental students and alumni did an amazing job, I am very proud of the professionalism and care that they have shown and provided. I felt that my presence at the camp served a good purpose.”
Shahd Al Hinai a final year student added “It was an extraordinary experience, as we got to spend time with beautiful people and a different culture. After a long day of hard work their smile was fulfilling and made us feel proud of what we did.”