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Oral health education programme for primary school pupils

Ten (10) dental students along with two (2) lecturers, Dr. Avita Rath and Dr. Neeraj Malhotra from the Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University Kota Damansara participated in a collaborative oral health education programme with the Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Optometry and Vision Science.

This event held on April 2 was aimed at raising awareness of oral health for pupils from SK (Asli) Bukit Kemandol, Kuala Langat, a school for Orang Asli children.
The programme involved oral health education to 150 children / adolescents, aged between four (4) and 15.

Teachers accompanied their pupils for the oral health interactive sessions which included a demonstration of tooth brushing technique, good diet for dental caries prevention and control, quiz, art and craft, as well as a colouring contest.

Each child was given a bag consisting of food, drinks, toothpaste, toothbrush and stationeries provided by the dental students.

Winners of the quiz, drawing and maze competitions were given toys and stationeries. This campaign was a U4 activity by dental students of the Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University.

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