10,000 Smiles for Free


Every year, the last week in March is observed by GCC countries as “Oral Health Week” as part of a plan to promote preventive measures to reduce the incidence of oral and dental disease. Adopted in 2008 by GCC health ministers at their 65th conference held in Geneva, GCC Oral Health Unified Week is dedicated to raising awareness of dental diseases across all sectors of society in GCC countries on chronic diseases, and to reduce dental-related diseases. As part of their social responsibility, more than 40 dentists in Jeddah Province each year voluntarily treat 10,000 patients, offering a variety of free services. The free treatment program has proved successful especially among low-income patients, many of whom have benefitted from dental implants, putting smiles back on their faces.