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Special Needs Care Initiative at the Faculty of Dentistry at the Syrian Private University

The Faculty of Dentistry completed its work for the academic year 2014-2015 in the field of care for people with special needs. This initiative was completed by eight students of the fifth year of the Faculty of Dentistry under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Mohammad Al-Shalak, a member of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Syrian University.

Within the framework of the University's objectives and linking its work with the community, this activity sought to provide prevention and treatment for the special needs patients through the preventive rehabilitation medicine, as well as to increase the experience and proficiency of the students in dealing with a group of children who really need special care.

Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) is a method that relies on the treatment of dental necrosis by removing the soft dental tissues that have lost their mineralization by hand tools, and then restoring the tooth with a reactive substance, usually GIC, is a method in which there is no stress for the patient because it Without an anesthetic needle and without the use of rotary drilling tools and work even without a white robe to not raise the patient's fears.

The Institute for the Care of Cerebral Palsy, a center of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, was selected. The work was done two days a week for four hours a day, oral health awareness was provided and 30 patients were treated with cerebral palsy at ages 11 to 18 years. Short were mostly successful.

On April 14, 2015, the university presidency honored the students who participated in this initiative with their supervisor and the college administration will pursue this activity in the coming years.

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