ORAL HEALTH SUPERINTENDENT

STATE OF KUWAIT

SCHOOL ORAL HEALTH PROGRAM

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
DENTAL ADMINISTRATION

About The Program

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Program Highlights and Future Plans

  1. Research is one of the major highlights of this program. SOHP has more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  2. All the clinical staff recruited receives theoretical and practical training pertaining to SOHP protocol but not limited to it.
  3. All our patient files in the centers are electronic since last 4 years.
  4. SOHP follows universal infection control procedures which are constantly monitored for quality assurance.
  5. Separate school-based clinics for children with special needs are another important milestone of SOHP.
  6. Recently the radiology technology here has been digitalized.
  7. Effective utilization of portable units for prevention has been a major achievement of this program.
  8. SOHP is the only school-based oral health program in the Gulf region and a rare one internationally covering such a large student population.

Future Plans

  1. Start an oral health prevention and education program for children below 4 years of age.
  2. Increase coverage each year and reduce the burden of dental caries.
  3. Collaborate and cooperate with other departments like Ministry of Education, Ministry of Trade, etc to achieve our objectives.

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