Dental clinics are considered a horror house for many people, whether children or adults, because of the pain they feel when removing a molar, filling some of them, or even when cleaning, so many of them avoid visiting these clinics except in emergency circumstances, and Dr. Maryam felt that Lotfy, who used her artistic talent to bring joy to children so that they do not focus on toothache by painting their faces with colors.
One of Maryam’s drawings
Another picture of Mary
Maryam Lotfy, a graduate of dentistry, Ain Shams University, and a study of psychology through which she learned the art of counseling for children, adolescents and adults, spoke about her experience with children inside her clinic, where he said to “The Seventh Day”: “I learned drawing from my childhood in school and began to practice art. Sculpture When I joined the puppet theater in the church, I used to sculpt holders from Aswan clay, and then poured them with polyester and turned them into puppets.
Mary while sculpting a statue
Maryam with one of her artworks
She continued: “When I graduated and began practicing my profession, I realized how scary dentistry is for children and adults, and their sense of shock and extreme terror, especially children inside dental clinics, which affects them in old age and makes them avoid dentists completely, so I liked to offer treatment in a different way and in an atmosphere Different, and I tried to make the clinic fun and joyful, and I began to study the behavior of children and see where the problems they face in order to solve them.”
Mary with a child inside the clinic
At the beginning of her treatment, Mariam resorted to the children’s fear of dental clinics by explaining the tools used in the treatment in a simplified way to them so that they could feel reassured. They can make their teeth with it and remove the cavities on their own, so that they understand what is going on in their teeth, and I thought that I would paint them teeth and other drawings on their faces and photograph them so that the visit would be a sweet memory they think of, and I received great gratitude and joy from the children and their parents and more interest in treatment” .
A child in the clinic
Maryam with another child
Maryam not only broke the fear of the children, but also went to reassure the adults, as she said: “The adults need to hear words that reassure them and feel that they are in control of the session, as if they are asking for a break, for example, during treatment. Eh, and will there be any pain in her or not?
Mary with one of the children
Maryam dreams of spreading awareness of dental diseases and treatment methods for all people, not just her patients, as she said: “I want to raise awareness among children and adults and deliver more to all children because they are the most afraid of dental clinics.”