Serbia: Mobile Dental Clinic

RMF Provides 135 Refugees with Dental Care Before Program Hold: Q1 2019

June 01, 2019

Mirko Rudić, Dr. Dragana Marković, and the RMF Balkans Team

Mobile Dental Clinic

Services Paused

Dental care for migrants and refugees has been largely overlooked in the previous years of the migrant crisis, and they were unable to obtain adequate dental care during their stay in Serbia as, according to the law, they were entitled to only emergency dental interventions. Recognizing the urgent need for dental care at Obrenovac Reception and Transit Centre, RMF Balkans launched the Mobile Dental Clinic project. The mobile clinic was completed on March 22, 2018 and opened for service on July 3, 2018. This is the first and only mobile dental clinic in Serbia.

RMF Balkans has been implementing the Mobile Dental Clinic Project since July 2018. During the first month of the quarter, the dentist and the dental nurse saw 135 patients and performed approximately 6 dental procedures and interventions per day. Due to technical challenges, the MDC was forced to put services on hold in early February 2019. We look forward to resuming services in the near future.

  • Provide comprehensive dental care for all refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers in Obrenovac Reception and Transition Centre.
  • Inform project beneficiaries about the importance of oral hygiene and educate them on best oral hygiene practices.

In order to address the urgent need for comprehensive dental care among refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers at Obrenovac Reception and Transit Centre, RMF Balkans opened a mobile dental clinic, the first of its kind in Serbia.

The RMF-supported dentist and dental nurse see 20 to 30 patients per day and perform preventive examinations, fillings, extractions, repairs, and other treatments. The dental team is also dedicated to educating project beneficiaries on the importance of oral hygiene.