by Juliet B. Saley / PIA
BONTOC, Mountain Province – A total of 4,512 high school students, elementary pupils, from public and private schools, day care children, and residents benefited from the dental health caravan conducted by the public health dentists and dental aides in the province.
The outreach was in line with the celebration of Dental Health Month with the theme, “Ngiping inaalagaan at pinagyaman, hatid ay ngi-ting di kukupas kailanman.”
Public health dentists and dental aides in the province led by Dr. Natividad T. Orprecio of the Department of Health provincial office launched the celebration of the Dental Month in Besao in partnership with the municipal government and Besao District Hospital.
The team also conducted dental health caravan in Bauko, Bontoc, Natonin, Sabangan, and Tadian with the support of the local government units.
The team conducted free oral examination to 2,318 clients; oral prophylaxis/scaling to 866; tooth extraction to 1,117; filling to eight; pit and fissure sealant to 203 individuals. A total of 600 brushes and toothpaste from the DOH were also distributed.
The other activities conducted are lectures on oral health to schools and during family development sessions and information, education, and communication campaign among government employees.