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Expert for dental treatment of special children.

KARACHI -- The Special Olympics Pakistan (SOP) has organized a seminar on Pakistan Special Smiles Dental Conference under theme 'Train the Trainers' to treat mentally challenged children.

Eminent dentists from all over Pakistan including Prof Dr Iffat Batool, Dr Sajjad Ahmed, Dr Nasrullah Mengal, Dr Erum Khan, Dr Shah Faisal, Dr Asma Shakoor, Dr Maaz Asad and Dr Faisal Shafiq attended the training session.

The faculty, students and house officers of Karachi Medical and Dental College, Dow Dental College and Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine also participated in the event.

During training session, Regional Clinical Advisor for Special Smiles, Special Olympics-Asia Pacific, Dr Lawrence Mah Hon Kheong, said handbook has been launched for clinical directors to treat mentally challenged or special children to increase awareness of the oral health of the mentally challenged athletes, their parents about dental hygiene.

He said major responsibilities of clinical directors to recruit volunteers, logistic on site, equipment, scheduling, screening of children and data management. He said enhancing the number of dental professionals and raising funds from parliamentarian as well as private sectors are also important to severe people with intellectual disability (ID).

A rich tribute was paid to Dr Ruth Pfau, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Dr Adeeb Rizvi and others who served the nation selflessly.

A motivational video was also displayed on self-belief to motivate mentally challenged children and young doctors to serve community.

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Publication:The Messenger (Karachi, Pakistan)
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Date:Nov 21, 2017
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