Posted By : Majid
In an effort to improve dental and oral health in the community, the FKG Unhas Student Affairs Division held Community Development activities last Saturday (October 26, 2019).
The activity which took place in Gowa Regency took the theme “One Student Saves One Family (OSSOF) Towards Healthy Dental Village in Poor Families in Dusun Kasimburang, Belapunranga Village, Parangloe District.
drg. Nursyamsi, M.Kes, who was also the chair of the event, explained “The assessment of the status of community dental health in Kasimburang Dusun, Belapunranga Village, Parangloe District in the underprivileged population group shows that caries and periodontal disease are very high”.
“Low knowledge of prevention and dental health care, unbalanced eating patterns and low income of the people are also the cause of this problem,” explained drg. Nursyamsi
“In addition, the reasons for work as farmers / breeders, factory workers, which do not allow them to go to dental health services such as Puskesmas and dental and oral hospitals, also cause how difficult it is for people to get dental health care”, added drg. Nursyamsi
“As a first step in the implementation of activities such as One Student Saves One Family towards Desa Sehat Sehat, it will be held in 1 location, namely in Kasimburang Hamlet, Belapunranga Village, Parangloe District, amounting to 75 people. This location was chosen because it represents the highest Pre-prosperous community group in Belapunranga Village “, drg. Nursyamsi again
Separately, the Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Alumni and Partnership FKG Unhas Dr. drg. Eddy Heriyanto Habar, Sp.Ort(K) highly appreciates and supports this activity.
“The” One Student saves One Family “program is an innovative community-based program that is expected to make a student responsible for providing promotive, preventive, early detection and referral system to a family or family’s dental health problems,” said drg. Eddy
“In this program, competencies established by the faculty include patient care, medical science, interpersonal skills, communication, ethics, professionalism, practice-based and rehabilitative learning, system-based practices, and strong family and community approaches”, added drg. Eddy
“The final point consists of activities that extensively make the community a learning environment, where students, lecturers, community members, and representatives from other sectors are actively involved in all learning activities in providing dental health education that is relevant to the needs of marginalized communities or underprivileged populations” , closed drg. Eddy