Mobile dental clinic aims to provide oral care services to those who have difficulty accessing conventional dental clinics.
Sharjah University mission is to improve oral health and quality of life of the elderly and those most in need, in urban and rural areas of Sharjah, by bringing mobile dental care to them.
As a full dental facility, with three fully equipped dental units, digital X-ray facility and wheel chair carrier lift, the Mobile Dental Clinic- University of Sharjah was in operation since beginning of the academic year 2016-17, ensuring ongoing care to the community of the Emirate of Sharjah.
Mobile Dental Clinic (MDC) clinical operation meets the stringent Infection Prevention and Control standards and undergoes regular maintenance to ensure patient safety. MDC brings quality healthcare services closer to home at seven different locations across the Emirate of Sharjah (Khorfakkan, Kalba, Dibba, Al Madaam, Al Dhaid, Al Hameriya and Nursing Home-Muweilah).
Through the platform of Mobile Dental Clinic, the university initiated a robust community outreach program, offering free preventive and restorative care that addresses the needs of the community. In the Academic year 2016-2017, with the valued resource of one full time clinical staff along with 4 local residents and a team of 55 graduates supervised by dental faculty and three auxiliary staff three times a week, the mobile unit was able to serve almost 322 elderly patients.
Scope of dental services
– Professional dental cleaning
– Multiple fillings
– Multiple extractions (tooth removal – excluding surgical extraction)
– Emergency dental care to treat issues like dental pain or cavities, such as Endodontics (pulp removal) and referrals.