Faculty of Dentistry UGM from 13 – 14 February 2015 conducted a community service in Kebumen, Central Java, to support the government in giving quality oral and dental health services through promotive, preventive, and curative methods.
They give free soy milk to 699 students in four elementary schools in SD Selokerto, SD Kaligending , SD Mirit and SD Tlogodepok, free dental treatment to 600 patients, general treatment to 300 patients, and free distribution of 600 packages of basic foods.
Dean of the Faculty, Dr. drg. Erwan Sugiatno, M.S., Sp.Pros(K), said this was an annual activity run by dentistry students.
“This project is a form of learning for students to get to know early clinical exposure, thus they can become problem solvers in sustainable dental and oral health fields,” he said in Kebumen on Saturday (14/2).
Erwan hoped the project would be able to increase the student’s social awareness as well as skills to manage a programme that involves also the local government, NGOs and community. He also thanked those that had helped organise the programme.