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MOH: 7 Million Curative and Preventive Procedures to Raise Awareness of Oral Health and more than 3,000 Dental Clinics in th
24 July 2023

​​Ministry of Health revealed that the number of dental clinics in the Ministry reached (3253).

The Ministry said that (1639) of these clinics are located in primary health care centers, (162) clinics in primary dental complexes, (456) in hospitals, in addition to (996) clinics in specialized dental centers, and there are (200) portable dental clinics used in preventive and school programs.
The Ministry added that the number of curative procedures exceeded (4) million procedures, including all dental specialties, while the number of preventive measures amounted to about (3) million procedures, including the application of fluoride, drilling and crack pads, pregnancy follow-up, and educating children before and during school age.
MOH confirmed that it works to achieve the national goals related to oral and dental health, represented in raising the level of awareness, promoting positive practices for oral and dental health, reducing the incidence of oral and dental diseases, dental caries, and gum diseases among members of the community, in addition to improving and developing treatment services provided in general and specialized dental clinics, noting that the achievement of these goals is achieved through an integrated system of preventive and curative dental services at the level of primary and specialized health care, in addition to health awareness programs that are presented and implemented in the regions, governorates and health clusters in the Kingdom.
It is noteworthy that one of the most important initiatives adopted by MOH during this period is the allocation of (115) preventive clinics for children, to reduce the rate of caries, as it provides preventive measures for children and educates their parents on how to take care of children's teeth.
The telemedicine initiative was also activated through virtual clinics to provide oral and dental health care remotely in various dental specialties, and the number of beneficiaries during the first half of this year 2023 reached nearly 25,000 beneficiaries, in addition to activating dental clinics during extended hours in most clinics in major cities, in order to reduce the waiting time for an appointment.

Last Update : 25 July 2023 01:40 PM
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