Dominicans are encouraged to maintain ‘healthy mouths for healthy lives’
‘Healthy mouths for healthy lives’. That’s the theme selected to observe oral health month in October, initiated by Colgate Palmolive and supported by the Ministry of Education and the Dental Health Department.
Colgate Palmolive and its partners officially launched a month of activities to observe the month which is being celebrated in Dominica for the ninth consecutive year.
General Manager of Colgate Palmolive, Mrs Nathalie Samson said that under the ‘bright smiles, bright future’ school program, Colgate International have reached over forty six (46) million children in some eighty (80) countries, educating them on good dental hygiene practices.
Acting Chief Dental Officer, Dr Ideline John said that the Dental Department welcomes the initiative by Colgate Palmolive.
Other activities during the month will include free dental check-ups for children and adults at various dental clinics around the island.
Colgate Palmolive will also distribute some 3,000 dental kits to pre-schoolers islandwide.
At Monday’s launching Colgate Palmolive also presented the Ministry of Education with materials to include in the dental kits for distribution to primary and secondary schools as well as $2,000. A presentation was also made to the Dental Health Department of an additional 3,000 dental kits for pre-schoolers as well as $2,000. The principal of the Goodwill Primary School received a cheque of $1,000 on behalf of the bright smiles, bright future choir for the production of a CD.