His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz - the Governor of Asir region - who is also the Chairman of Abha Award, has honored the Dentistry School of King Khalid University (KKU), after the school won the award of Abha in the civil service branch of the areas of public service in the government sector.
The Acting President of King Khalid University, His Excellency Prof. Dr. Marei Bin Hussein Al-Qahtani, and the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, were handed the appreciation certificate and the shield.
The Dentistry School of King Khalid University has won the Abha Award for the year 1436 / 1437 AH, due to its overall contributions and participation in several private community service programs, in addition to other contributions and participation in the areas of community partnership during the 43rd round of the Award in Asir province.
On this historic and important development, the Dean of the Dentistry School, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, in his address at the occasion, extended his gratitude to His Highness, the Governor of Asir region, on honoring the School, pointing out that the achievements of the School in the areas of community service was due to His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal's continued support of the School, in particular, and of the university in general. Dr. Al-Shahrani stressed that the most important reason for the success of the School in providing community services was because of its focus on working to promote social responsibility in the School as part of the objectives of the great edifice, whose first and last goal is community service and sophistication to support it, and to achieve sustainable renaissance and balanced development in Asir region for its local communities.
Dr. Al-Shahrani: The Dentistry School works on promoting social responsibility
It is noteworthy that the School of Dentistry of King Khalid University contains more than 326 clinics and dental labs in students' sections - male and female - which are equipped with the latest devices and equipment, and which in turn help in the training of the students, and at the same time meet the overall objectives of the School in providing therapeutic service to the community. Moreover, the number of patient's files has presently exceeds 66,000 files in number. Earlier, the Dentistry School had participated within King Khalid University convoys to remote areas which provided more than 10,000 educational and therapeutic services. Annually, the School also pays more than 100 educational therapeutic visits to schools, to centers of people with special needs, to comprehensive rehabilitation centers, and to nursing home care.