Faculty of Dentistry UGM held a community service event in the form of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Panjangrejo Village, Pundong, Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta. This event was conducted by a team which consisted of drg. Pramudya Aditama, MDSc., drg. Fimma Naritasari, Leny Pratiwi A.S, MDSc. and Awaluddin Nurhasan, SE., collaborating with Community Health Centre of Pundong Bantul. The EDS event was entitled Towards Dental and Oral Health Village 2030.
The dentistry team gave training towards Dental Health Cadre (KADEGI) at the Community Health Centre. The training consisted of two stages where the first stage had been done previously in 2016 while the second stage was conducted on July 12, 2017. This second training emphasized on how the cadres can perform dental health education as well as how to use media to promote dental health. The media used were leaflet and dental props.
After the second training, KADEGI will receive further coaching for at least four months by UGM Dentistry team. The team will continue to give materials regarding dental and oral health towards KADEGI every month simultaneously with the Integrated Service Post activity.
“During the coaching, the cadres will give education regarding dental and oral health as well as carrying out a kind of early detection of infectable diseases,” said Leny on Wednesday (19/7).
The cadres will detect cavities and unhygienic teeth of the community who attend the Integrated Service. The detection can help the Community Health Centre recognize its community’s dental health through the data compiled by those cadres. Therefore, the community who suffers dental diseases can be treated in the Community Health Centre as soon as possible.
“We hope Panjangrejo Village will be able to be a pilot village that is conscious to dental and oral health. This is shown from the enthusiasm of KADEGI members in doing their job as the cadres of dental health in the community,” she added.