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Syrian refugee oral health update

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May 29th 2017

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Syrian refugee oral health update

  1. 1. THE SYRIAN CHAPTER: AN ORAL HEALTH UPDATE By: Dr. Parviz Yazdani DMD,BSc parviz.yazdani@usask.ca
  2. 2. SERVICES PROVIDED BY: Saskatoon west dental Variety of basic treatment to the whole family Pacific avenue dental Surgeries, general dental treatment, pediatric dental care NEESH dental More advanced treatment
  3. 3. REFERRALS FROM: * Global Gathering Place * Saskatoon Open Door Society * University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry * Various church and private sponsors * White Buffalo Youth Lodge * West Winds Dental * Population and Public Health Saskatoon
  4. 4. 2 PEOPLE WORKING ON A PATIENT
  5. 5. STRENGTHS AND RESOURCES: Fiverr Google Translate Volunteers and community groups U of S College of Dentistry GPR residents People! People! People!
  6. 6. CHALLENGES limited/inadequate number of translators lack of centralization language and cultural differences diversity of the clientele (education, upbringing, wealth) lack of informed support team and sponsors lack of knowledge of how dental health care system works insurance coverage limitations unrealistic treatment expectations

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