MCW Completes Dental School Training and Equipment Installation in Tanzania
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, June 9, 2014
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MCW announced today the
completion of an infrastructure upgrade that will enable the dental school to
digitize all record keeping, facilitate patient workflow and monitor
procedures and revenue intake. The upgrade included the installation of
practice management software at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied
Sciences (MUHAS) School of Dentistry.
Dentrix® Enterprise trainer, Theresa Romero, explains software management
system to Health Records technician, Salama A. Mkilamya, as MUHAS Head of
Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Irene Kida, observes.
During the ten-day training and installation program, team members from Henry
Schein, Inc., the primary donor of the computers, practice management
software, Dentrix® Enterprise, and the digital X-ray equipment, trained over
one hundred oral health care professionals and clerical support staff to
customize, utilize and maintain the software, the first of its kind in Africa.
After completing the training and installation, the program entered the "go
live" phase, in which the trainers oversaw the testing of the software in real
time during the various stages of patient care.
As a "train-the-trainer" initiative, the program included the additional
training of four "super user" clinicians, who would be responsible for
continued training with remote support from Henry Scheinin the U.S. "We are
very confident that the training will continue at the school and we are
prepared to take over from the trainers," said Dr. Anthony Severine, a "super
MCW Chief Operating Officer, Khalid Elachi, toured the MUHAS Dental School in
Dar es Salaam after the "go live" phase finished. "I was impressed not only by
the installation of a computer system beside each dental chair, but by seeing
dental students, nurses, faculty and staff actually using the newly installed
practice management software," said Elachi. "It really is amazing to see
everyone adapting to and using the software only a few days after the install
and training and we are grateful to our partners in the U.S. and Tanzania for
making this possible."
Due to the new computer technology needs of the MUHAS School of Dentistry,
Muhimbili University will provide ongoing on-site ICT (information and
communications technology) support to the dental school clinics.
This training and installation program, which also included a donation and
training on digital panoramic x-ray and sensors to digitize x-rays, represents
the third collaborative effort between MCW and MUHAS. Previous efforts
included upgrading the MUHAS School of Dentistry Dental Clinics and Dental
About MCW (Miracle Corners of the World)
MCW is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 with the vision of "Local
Change through Global Exchange®." Our mission is to empower youth to become
positive agents of change in their communities. Based in New York with four
affiliates in Africa, MCW offers the following programs: Leadership Training,
Community Development and Oral Health Care, as well as Partner Initiatives.
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