The Ministry of Health is this week celebrating
Dental Health Week under the theme, “BELIZEANS BIG-UP YOUR SMILE, IT
REFLECTS YOUR STYLE”. Activities are being carried out by dental
departments across the regions. The Public is especially invited to a Dental Health
Fair which will take place on Friday, October 24th, at Central Health Region
Compound in Belize City.
addition, staff also benefitted from lessons in sign language.
The Dental Department also participated earlier this year in a survey along with the
Public Health Inspectorate and the Water Quality Laboratory of Central Health
Region to determine the fluoride content of drinking water. The last fluoride survey
in drinking water was done in 1999 and since then there have been changes in
drinking water sources countrywide.
Dental Health Week is a week set aside to raise awareness about the importance of
oral health. The focus remains on high school children as the Ministry continues to
develop good habits to ensure a lifetime of strong healthy teeth and gum. During this
week, the dental staff at Central Region will be focusing on free teeth cleaning for
teachers in an effort to show appreciation for the work they do in the community.
For More Information contact:
Dr. Raphael Samos
Senior Dental Surgeon
Central Health Region