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HKU Faculty of Dentistry collaborated with CFSC to deliver oral care and promote awareness of dementia among elderly people and their care giver
HKU Faculty of Dentistry is in collaboration with a non-governmental non-profit organization (Dental Care Services of the Christian Family Service Centre) to raise oral health awareness among staff, caregivers and elderly people with or without dementia in 9 residential care homes and day care centers. The outreach dentists were trained to deliver evidence based dental services, and promote awareness of dementia and oral home care in elderly care centers. There were 696 participants, 623 of them were elderly and 73 center staff and family members of the residents who benefited from the project. Professional training courses was provided to the medical and dental team and oral health education talk was provided to elderly participants.
The project was supported by the HKU Knowledge Exchange Fund 2018/19. More details can be obtained from the Faculty External Relations and Knowledge Exchange Unit or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Hong Kong is the premier dental school in Southeast Asia and the only institution in Hong Kong that provides undergraduate and postgraduate dental degrees.