Dr Roze & Associates Dental Clinic has signed a partnership agreement with Goumbook, an organisation aimed at raising sustainability and green living awareness in the UAE and Gulf region, to officially manage its Fair Care Dubai scheme.

Inspired by the 2017 Year of Giving, the Fair Care Dubai initiative was introduced by Dr Roze and his team of dentists to support low income earners in the emirate by offering them quality dental care.

The CSR initiative is open to UAE residents earning a monthly salary of AED3,500 or less and who agree to a holistic approach to their treatment. The consultation is free, as is the first X-Ray with patients only paying for 10% of any treatment required.

Dr David Roze, Founder and Oral Surgeon, said: “We are delighted to be working with Goumbook to extend the reach of our Fair Care Dubai scheme and we hope the partnership will enable us to treat even more patients across the emirate.

“We strongly believe great dental care is the right of every human being, but we see many people in the UAE struggle with poor dental health because sadly not everybody can afford it. Through Fair Care Dubai, we shoulder 90% of the total cost of treatment with our doctors and nurses all working absolutely free.

The partnership agreement with social enterprise organisation Goumbook will open Dr Roze’s Fair Care Dubai scheme to all dental clinics across the UAE, enabling them to support the treatment of low income earners.

Set up in 2009, Goumbook acts as a preferred partner for businesses by supporting their CSR programmes and creating a sense of responsibility in the private sector, enhancing the spirit of volunteering and encouraging specialised volunteer programmes.

“Low income patients often go years without a check-up and if they do need treatment they simply have to grin and bear it, although the pain in some cases must be excruciating,” Dr Roze added.

The Fair Care initiative has put a smile on the faces of 17 patients at Dr Roze & Associates Dental Clinic since the beginning of the year, with dentists and nurses at the clinic having donated a total of 78 hours of chair time to the scheme.

The treatments performed to date have included dental fillings, wisdom teeth removal and dental bone grafting to dental implants and orthodontics.

Dr Roze concluded: “Knowing that dental problems can lead to serious general health and wellbeing issues, it is really important to address oral health issues where we can. Two hours a week is nothing for our doctors and nurses, but it goes a long way to improving the quality of life of so many living and working in the emirates.”

 

Source: Shamal Communications