King Mohammed VI officially opened the Regional Center for Oral Hygiene for underprivileged and special needs people in the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region.
Rabat – On Thursday, May 16, King Mohammed VI officially opened the Regional Center for Oral Hygiene (bucco-dentaires), situated in Rabat’s Yaacoub El Mansour district.
Carried out by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity and launched by King Mohammed VI in May 30, 2017, the overall cost of project stands at MAD 25 million.
The unprecedented community and solidarity-oriented project,, aims at improving the dental care services to benefit citizens living in the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region.
According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the project is part of the King’s efforts to integrate dental health into public health, and to promote access for the underprivileged, poor, and the elderly, and those with special needs to dental care services.
The center sits on a 1,580-square meter plot of land and will provide quality dental care for both kids and adults. The center will also organize campaigns to raise awareness of the risks of tobacco, self-medicating, and issues relating to dental health.
The new facility will consist of radiology units, consultation units for adults, pedodonotics units, a dental emergencies unit, including an outpatient department, which will be in service from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
With 17 dental cabinets, the centre will dedicate one cabinet to people with special needs, and two for children.
The facility will also include dental surgery units, including an operation suite, recovery and consultation rooms, as specialized consultations in Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, and dental prosthesis,as well as a dental prosthesis laboratory, space for training, meeting rooms, and a media library.
The Regional center will employ a host of medical and paramedical personnel, including 14 dental specialists, nurses, and administrative and technical personnel.