To commemorate World Oral Health Day, Monash Health Dental Services ran an employee drive-through dental clinic.
Utilising the COVID-19 drive-through screening model, the clinic offered Monash Health employees free dental screening and oral health advice from the convenience of their car.
Dr Ramini Shankumar, Unit Head Monash Health Dental Services, shared how providing this service to Monash Health employees was a rewarding experience for the Monash Health Dental Services team.
“The clinic was a great success, with close to 100 employees receiving a free dental screening. We are grateful that we were able to help our Monash Health colleagues prioritise their oral health. All employees who attended the clinic were very appreciative of the service we offered them.”
The Monash Health Dental Services team were commended by employees for this innovative delivery of care, and for their professionalism, expertise, and organisation on the day.
Many employees have faced barriers to getting their oral health checked due to the challenges of the pandemic or experiencing anxiety around visiting the dentist.
The clinic offered employees the convenience of receiving dental screening from the comfort of their car, whilst providing them with oral health advice and friendly encouragement to seek further dental care and treatment if it was required.
All employees who attended the clinic received a gift bag and went in the draw to win some great prizes, including an electric toothbrush or a free dental scale and clean appointment.
Thank you to Monash Health Dental Services for encouraging your employees to prioritise their oral health and for facilitating the drive through dental clinic.
VOHA congratulates Monash Health Dental Services on this innovative idea and looks forward to sharing further ideas with readers in the near future.