Four decades of dental health service within the polyclinic system will be commemorated next week, from March 21 to March 27.

The week-long activities will begin with divine worship on Sunday, March 21, at the Bethel Methodist Church, Bay Street at 9:00 a.m.

It will be followed by an Open Day at the Maurice Byer Polyclinic on Monday, March 22, where schools in the surrounding area have been invited to visit and hear about careers in the field of dentistry.??

Dental Health professionals will also visit the Learning Centre in St. James and distribute dental kits along with information on dental hygiene. Both events start at 9:30 a.m.

On Tuesday, March 23, the inaugural Baby First Clinic will begin at the Winston Scott Polyclinic. It will run from 9:30 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. and will address dental issues in the new Immunisation booklet that was produced by the Ministry of Health. Professionals will also examine baby teeth and give information on proper hygiene and diet.

A visit to the Challenor School in St. Thomas has also been planned for that day.

Wednesday, March 24, will be Open Day at the Randall Philips Polyclinic in Oistins, while on Thursday, March 25, there will be another Baby First Clinic, at the Winston Scott Polyclinic.?? Both events start at 9:30 a.m.

Staff Appreciation Day/Professional Day will be held on Friday, March 26, at the PomMarine Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church, from 9:00 a.m. This will involve a presentation from a representative of the Accountant General’s Office, Harriette Leacock on "Pensions and Retirements" and one on "Customer Service", facilitated by Joan Leacock of the National Initiative on Service Excellence.

The week will end with an Awards Dinner and Ceremony at the Accra Beach Hotel, Christ Church on Saturday, March 27 from 7:00 p.m. Minister of Health Donville Inniss is expected to address the ceremony.

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