We conduct ongoing epidemiological research, serving as a scientific basis for the updating the content of our academic courses whilst also providing the necessary evidence for policy makers.
The Mobile Dental Clinic is a means to carry out our research and at the same time provides community dentistry practice in diverse community settings. This fully-functioning dental clinic, fitted with all necessary cutting-edge dental equipment, was set up and launched in 2015 by Professor Nikolai Attard, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the University of Malta with the funds raised through the University's Research Innovation & Development Trust (RIDT).
We reach out to all sectors of society, including children and staff at schools, adults at workplaces and older adults at day centres and in the community. We visit various localities and take part in health awareness events in Malta and Gozo. A free dental check-up, including advice on oral health, is offered to those making use of this facility. We use the Mobile Dental Unit to collect data for the National Oral Health Survey.
Our staff and students at the Faculty of Dental Surgery provide this UM service in collaboration with the Dental Public Health Unit.
The Mobile Dental Unit forms part of UM's health outreach programme and is supported by GlaxoSmithKline (Malta) Ltd, Cherubino Ltd, Suratek Ltd, Bart Enterprises, The Good Causes Fund, Prohealth Ltd, Express Group, Rahuma International Ltd and private donators.
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