A multidisciplinary Team restores the dentition for a 70-years-old patient, after years of living on fluids and mashed food from extensive trauma
The Trauma clinic will improve the diagnosis of complicated dental conditions and provide an expedited pathway to treatment
Dubai: Dubai Dental Hospital (DDH), the clinical partner of Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), has launched a pioneering trauma clinic, designed to augment efficient diagnosis of tooth fractures, and also create a channel for dental trauma cases to receive timely dental attention.
Created with a blended approach that will see it operate as a regular dental clinic and a specialized trauma center, the clinic will be operated by expert clinicians in all dental specialties, DDH specialists and faculty from MBRU’s Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine (HBMCDM), who will have access to cutting-edge technology at DDH in Dubai Healthcare City.
A multidisciplinary team has recently performed a successful dental reconstruction for a 70-year-old male patient who was left with a badly broken jaw and facial damage after an accident in July 1979. The patient was told that he would have to live on liquids and blended food for the rest of his life. After over 20 sets of dentures failed to improve his quality of life, he was referred to the trauma clinic at DDH and a team of dental specialists provided him with specialized treatment, reconstructing his teeth, and helping him live a normal life.
Dr. Khawla Belhoul, Director, DDH, said: “The Dental Trauma Clinic is a landmark development for dental care in Dubai. To have a specialized facility that provides targeted care for dental trauma cases complements the provision of specialized dental trauma services in Dubai and alleviates pressure on the existing general trauma services in the emirate enabling us to serve the community more effectively.”
Dr. Mohamed Jamal, Assistant Professor of Endodontics, Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine (HBMCDM) and Consultant in Endodontics at DDH, said that in addition to delivering quality dental treatment, the clinic will serve as an important hub for research and advances in the field. It is the latest initiative from DDH to advance healthcare in the UAE.
“Early diagnosis and rapid treatment are critical when it comes to addressing dental pain and trauma. The DDH Trauma clinic has already tackled a number of cases that were referred to us and the presence of seasoned healthcare professionals with ample experience in dental traumatology ensures that we always maintain high standards and contribute towards developments in dental treatment. The trauma clinic is a tremendous platform for MBRU postgraduate dental students to gain crucial clinical experience, observe unique cases, and familiarise themselves with critical treatment protocols, all aspects that will greatly add to their well-rounded development,” he said.
The Dental Trauma Clinic is open Saturday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and has the capacity to handle several cases weekly.