Smile Brighter, Live Healthier: Down Syndrome Dental Camp ( PAKISTAN ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL STUDENTS)

Dental check-ups

Smile Brighter,  Live Healthier: Dental Camp and Oral Hygiene Awareness Session for Individuals with Down Syndrome 

On March 5th, 2024, PADS organised a dental camp and awareness session at Down Syndrome, a non-profit school for individuals with Down syndrome from underprivileged families.We had a total of 14 volunteers who assisted us with the event. Each volunteer received a certificate to acknowledge and appreciate their efforts.The event commenced with a presentation on basic oral hygiene, including tooth brushing and flossing techniques, as well as an explanation of teeth, bacteria, and oral structures.During the event, dental kits containing toothbrushes, toothpaste given by Platinum Pharmaceuticals , coloring pages, and snacks were distributed to the attendees. Activities and diagnoses were conducted simultaneously, with doctors examining patients' medical histories and providing prescriptions and oral health improvement instructions.Additional activities included "good food, bad food" sessions to educate individuals with Down syndrome about foods beneficial or harmful to their teeth. Coloring pages were also distributed and enjoyed, as individuals with Down syndrome often have a liking for art. Personalized tooth brushing lessons were provided to ensure each individual learned the correct technique.The purpose of this dental camp was to address the unique oral health challenges faced by individuals with Down syndrome, such as periodontal disease, missing or malformed teeth, and delayed tooth eruption. These regular check-ups and educational sessions aim to enhance their oral health, overall well-being, and quality of life.

Name of association/organization
Name of activity(ies)
Smile Brighter, Live Healthier: Down Syndrome Dental Camp
Type of activity(ies)
Dental check-ups

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Number of activity(ies)
Number of participants (in activities)
Activity date(s)
5 march 2024



Down Syndrome Club I-8 Islamabad

Down Syndrome Club I-8 Islamabad