14th June 2016, Dubai, UAE: The children of the Homeschooling Empowerment Group in Dubai went on a field trip to Dr. Michael’s Children’s Dental Center last Sunday, 12th of June. This event is a part of Dr. Michael’s ongoing program aimed at raising oral health awareness to the children in our community.
"We have a beautiful clinic that’s designed just for kids,” told Dr. Sosan, School Projects Coordinator. “It’s built to make them feel relaxed and at home. Taking the children on a field trip to Dr. Michael’s allows them to explore, get comfortable and understand what to expect when seeing their dentists."
"The parents and their children arrived at the clinic at around 10:30am. We kicked off with a fun video presentation, followed by a simple workshop on toothbrushing, some music and songs. The kids were all curious and well-mannered, they were all eagerly listening to the presentation."
"We had screening carried out for 5 children ranging from 3 to 7 years. They were all very cooperative and excited. All the kids were given goodie bags as a reward for being brave."
"After the screening, we took the children on a tour and showed them around the clinic. They explored the dental rooms, the instruments and the dental chair. They had a blast!"
"We believe that maintaining children’s oral health is a combined responsibility of the child, his parents and the dentist. I am most happy when I’m able to communicate directly with the parents and talk to them about the importance of oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist."
"Thank you to all the parents who took time off their busy schedule to come to the clinic with their children. We hope to see you again soon!"
To arrange a dental visit to your school or a class dental fieldtrip to Dr. Michael’s Children’s Dental Center in Umm Suqeim, please contact our School Project Coordinator at 04-3397700.
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