In May, Ajman University (AU) rolled out a brand new mobile clinic to deliver care to the doorsteps of underserved populations, especially the elderly and those who are unable to travel due to injury, illness or mobility issues. The clinic will also visit immigrant laborers to provide complimentary checkups and treatments onsite.
The sleek dental clinic features wheelchair access and is equipped with the latest tools for state-of-the-art patient care. There are two fully-equipped units on board – both of which meet international regulations – that can accommodate up to 40 patients daily.
In celebration of the International Day of Older Persons, on October 4, the clinic visited a nursing home in Ajman. A team from the College of Dentistry were able to provide services to more than 20 elderly persons.
Al Ajamani Charity Foundation provided funding for the mobile dental clinic in cooperation with Human Appeal International. Industrial Scientific Company manufactured the high-tech space.
For the last decade, AU’s College of Dentistry has treated 500 patients a day in a free clinic on campus. The mobile dental clinic is a natural extension of the University’s overarching commitment to community service.
Being socially responsible has been part of the collective DNA on campus since Ajman University was founded in 1988. Students at AU are known to show great passion for their studies as well as deep compassion toward society.