ABOUT 1000 elementary students from Taurama, Ted Diro and Butuka schools in Port Moresby have undergone basic dental examination in the last three weeks.
Dr Naomi Asing, dentist at Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH), said this during the last visit to Taurama Primary School last Friday.
Asing said this was made possible through the collaboration of PMGH dental clinic, University of PNG’s dentistry division consisting of residential dentists as well as graduate dentists, National Capital District education services and Colgate-Palmolive.
She said the students were not only examined but had been provided with some form of education awareness and also were treated for those who had consented.
“Those kids that we have identified who needed extensive dental treatments, were referred back to the dental clinic at PMGH to receive comprehensive dental care,” she said.
“Those minor ones that we could do here and given the time that was available for the parents to bring their children, they were brought to the clinic by their parents and treatments were given by the team here.
“Ninety per cent of all the children that we have examined had no prior contact with the dentist or a dental clinic so it was their first time to be examined and have heard the awareness.”
Asing added that the theme for the visit was mostly focused on prevention.
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