Ministry of Health Dental Department in collaboration with the American Air Force from Nellis Air force Base voluntary military group conducted free dental services from the 11th to 28th June 2014 at the Lions Building in Belize City. The services included: fillings, cleaning, selected root canal, sealants and dentures.
The clinic dates were from 16th to 20th and from 23rd to 26th. The target population was 600 patients ages 14 years and up and 60 persons screened for dentures. The public dental clinics conducted screening from the 29th June at Nursing School, Matron Roberts Dental clinic and Cleopatra White Dental Clinic. An appointment was given to each patient so as to maintain a proper patient flow and minimize frustrations. The spaces were very limited but we managed to screen a total of 756 patents for fillings, cleanings and sealants. Sixty six sets of impressions were carried out at Nursing school by Dr. Raphael Samos and Dr. Jonathan Diaz.
The Ministry would like extend appreciation to the American Air Force voluntary military group for their continued support throughout the years.