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Dental Health Workshop

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The workshop “Caries Prevention for Communities in Belize” was held in Belmopan at The George Price Centre for Peace and Development from April 20-22, 2010.  The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Health of Belize in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). Dentists and dental auxiliary staff from public health facilities across Belize attended the workshop. The objective was to increase their understanding of best practices to prevent dental caries, with a focus on oral health screening, fluoride varnish for infants and young children, and the promotion of fluoride toothpaste use beginning with the eruption of the first primary tooth. Participants also worked together to develop community-based oral health plans.