The first NISCVT dental clinic was established in 1992 to narrow the existing gap in dental health care for Palestinian refugee children living in the camps and population gatherings in Lebanon. Prevention, dental health education and dental treatment are currently offered to children free of charge in six dental clinics.
These clinics are located in Beirut (in Shatilla camp), in the North (in Beddawi and Naher El-Bared camps), and in the South (in Ein El Hilweh, Rashidieh, and Bourj El Shemali camps).
Our dental care program encourages the community to participate actively in the dental scheme to ensure the development of the overall dental health care. This participation begins with oral hygiene education for children and mothers, followed by the distribution of dental care products and nutritional supplements. Skilled dentists, who also devise special campaigns to promote community awareness on oral hygiene, provide professional dental care.
Activities to promote dental health include artwork focusing on dental hygiene, festivals, and games that make dental health fun.