In a delightful initiative aimed at promoting oral health among the younger generation, the Faculty of Dentistry at SEGi organised a Dental Hygiene Programme for 20 preschool students aged 3 to 6 from Premfield International School. This engaging and educational event took place on November 17, 2023, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University.
The objectives of the programme were multi-faceted, with a primary focus on cultivating positive oral hygiene habits among young children. The key objectives included:
- Conducting an Oral Hygiene Programme: The programme involved interactive sessions designed to educate and engage preschoolers in fun and informative activities related to oral hygiene.
- Creating Awareness: A pivotal goal was to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining oral hygiene among the school children. Through creative and child-friendly approaches, the dental team aimed to instill the significance of caring for their teeth from an early age.
- Dental Screening: The event included comprehensive dental screening for preschool students. This screening allowed for early detection of any oral health issues, enabling timely intervention.
- Oral Hygiene Activities and Treatments: The programme comprised a series of oral hygiene activities tailored to captivate the young audience, followed by dental screening and necessary treatments. The holistic approach ensured that the children not only learned about oral health but also experienced practical aspects of dental care.
BDS Year 4 and 5 Student Involvement: One notable aspect of the programme was the active participation of BDS Year 4 and 5 students from SEGi University. This provided them with a valuable opportunity to enhance their behavior management skills by engaging with and screening preschool students. The interaction fostered a positive environment, making dental check-ups a friendly and approachable experience for the young participants.
Encouraging Routine Dental Check-ups: The Dental Hygiene Programme aimed not only to address immediate oral health needs but also to create a lasting impact. Preschool students were encouraged and motivated to undergo routine dental check-ups every 3 to 6 months. This proactive approach contributes to the establishment of lifelong oral health habits.
In conclusion, the Dental Hygiene Programme for Premfield International School was a harmonious blend of education, awareness, and practical care. The collaboration between SEGi University’s Faculty of Dentistry and Premfield International School exemplifies the commitment to community well-being and the nurturing of healthy smiles among the future generation.