On Thursday, 26th January 2017, a number of representatives from Faculty of Dentistry USIM had joined a community service for the homeless at Chow Kit Road, Kuala Lumpur. The community service was conducted by Islamic Dental Association of Malaysia (IDAM). This program was participated by dentists from the government sectors and also private clinic, and 10 students from Faculty of Dentistry USIM. The goal for the participation of our students to this program was to enhance the ability of students to handle different types of patients, as well as to expose the students with challenge that might rise from the homeless.
The programme started around 8.00 pm. After unloading all of the dental apparatus, instruments and equipment, a quick briefing was given as to smooth up the flow of the program by the director of the program. The students were assigned with specific tasks accordingly. The clinical students assisted their dentists in the dental check-up, whereas the preclinical students were assigned to handle the registration part and also to give oral hygiene instructions. The main objective was to enlighten the public on the education programmes offered bythe Faculty of Dentistry USIM.
Roughly, a number 50 homeless, who included kids and adults, went for the dental check-up performed by the dedicated dentists. In conjunction with 1st Anniversary of the program, representative media coverage from Media Prima was made as an appreciation to the whole team. The programme finished around 10.00 pm.