Ministry Introduces Dental Care Education in Ras Al Khaimah Schools

RAS AL KHAIMAH - After Sharjah, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has extended the education programme on dental care to schools in Ras Al Khaimah.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail

Published: Tue 24 Feb 2009, 2:08 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:33 AM

The programme, being conducted by the Ras Al Khaimah Dental Centre, aims to raise awareness about dental care among students as the number of dental infection cases among children is on therise in the UAE.

The ministry had earlier introduced the programme in Sharjah kindergartens with the slogan “Brush your teeth”.

The programme is now being extended to the Northern Emirates.

Dr Ibrahim Arabi, Director of the ministry’s Department of Dental Health, said the programme would help children learn the proper ways of cleaning the teeth and mouth regularly and prevent problems such astooth decay.

He noted that scores of children in Ras Al Khaimah and other emirates are suffering from dental diseases due to the lack of awareness about the effects of dental care.

A study conducted by the Dental Centre in Ras Al Khaimah schools recently showed that 52 per cent of the children have dental diseases and that their parents are not aware of the preventive methods.

Dr Arabi said the ministry has intensified campaigns to spread dental health awareness among children and parents.

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