A young engineering graduate in Gaza has created a mobile dental unit to allow dentists to treat elderly and special needs patients in their homes. Abdullah Al-Baba came up with the idea after his paralyzed father, who had been injured during a weekly march in Gaza, needed to go to the dentist. He created the mobile unit after realizing that dental clinics are usually on the upper floors of building, that there are no dental clinics at all in the eastern part of the Gaza strip, and that some people need treatment late at night, when regular dental clinics are not open. Now with the mobile unit, dentists can treat people any time, anywhere, he says. The unit, which fits in a suitcase, has all the instruments and tools a dentist needs.

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