Press Release - Belmopan - January 18th, 2011 -
The Belize Dental Department Enhances its Dental Services to Rural Areas of Central Region through Contribution by Western Kentucky University
The Dental Department, Ministry of Health recently conducted a workshop for its dental staff in partnership with Western Kentucky University Mission. The objective of the workshop was to share ideas in the advancement of dental health especially with new dental staff members. The mission, headed by Dr. Richard D. Taylos, Ph.D., M.S. also assisted with providing additional methods and necessary tools that the region will use to carry out its dental education program in schools throughout the year.
Dr. Richard Taylos along with Dr. Daniel Carter, Dentist / DMD presented a donation of fluoride varnish, curing lights and two mobile dental units to the Central Region Dental Department. This donation will enhance the department and its commitment to fight caries by way of alternative restorative treatment which is assisting in the transitional stage of moving away from the common practice of dental extractions.
Dr. Raphael Samos, Senior Dental Surgeon, Central Health Region says that the donation is timely because it coincides with the start of a new year and a new calendar of activities that will contribute to providing the best services across the central region area with a focus on promoting lifestyles that will reduce dental decay and associated morbidity.
Key presenters of the workshop were Dr Daniel Carter, Dentist /DMD and Ms Bonny Pety, Dental Hygienist. RDH. A total of 22 persons participated in this workshop. The theme for this year is “Three brushings per day keeps the cavities away”.