Mobile Dental Clinic Continues Service to Community
Saturday, Dec 01, 2018
In May, (AU) rolled out a brand new mobile clinic to deliver care to the doorsteps of underserved populations, especially the elderly and those who are unable to travel due to injury, illness or mobility issues. The clinic will also visit immigrant laborers to provide complimentary checkups and treatments onsite.
The sleek dental clinic features wheelchair access and is equipped with the latest tools for state-of-the-art patient care. There are two fully-equipped units on board – both of which meet international regulations – that can accommodate up to 40 patients daily.
In celebration of the International Day of Older Persons, on October 4, the clinic visited a nursing home in Ajman. A team from the College of Dentistry were able to provide services to more than 20 elderly persons. Since then, more than 300 people have been aided by the traveling clinic. The mobile clinic has received media coverage in QS WOW News as well as The National newspaper.
For the last decade, AU’s College of Dentistry has treated 500 patients a day in a free clinic on campus. The mobile dental clinic is a natural extension of the University’s overarching commitment to community service.