The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the University of Malta, the Ministry for Gozo, and the Gozo Diocese signed an agreement to strengthen UM's presence in Gozo.
The Ministry for Gozo and the University of Malta will be investing in a dental training clinic in Gozo. The Ministry for Gozo has entered into an agreement with the Diocese of Gozo to rent property in Ghajnsielem, whilst the Faculty will be equipping it with the latest technologies in the field.
The dental clinic will provide the Faculty's students with an opportunity to carry out part of their practical training in Gozo whilst delivering various oral health services as well as awareness campaigns to the Gozitan community. It will also allow The Faculty to further monitor trends in oral health in the Gozo community through epidemiological studies. This project is in line with the Faculty’s aspirations to extend its outreach services in diverse communities.
Present at the signing were Minister for Gozo Hon. Dr Justyne Caruana, His Excellency Bishop Mario Grech, UM Rector, Prof. Alfred J. Vella, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery Prof. Nikolai Attard and representatives from the Ministry for Gozo and from the Gozo Diocese.