Pushing forward a unified dental advocacy with the whole nation this month of February, the municipality of Dalaguete celebrated the National Oral Health Month on two separate conduct of activities this month. Rural Health Unit II spearheaded the celebration on a Friday, February 15, 2019 at Barangay Mantalongon, Dalaguete, Cebu and another one was done in the morning of February 22, 2019 at the 2nd floor of the Dalaguete Health Management Complex.
The event had successfully garnered approximately three hundred participants comprising of Mantalongon and Poblacion day care center preschoolers and pregnant mothers, as well as advocates from the Municipal Health Office, dentists from the Provincial Health office and other allied municipalities.
Highlights of both events include toothbrushing demonstration and fluoride varnishing for preschoolers. The municipality’s partner for dental health, Colgate Philippines, had also provided dental kits for participants, preschoolers and pregnant mothers alike.
The municipal health office is looking forward for more activities that stress the importance of oral health to bring bright and sunny smiles on the faces of Dalaguetnons, and build strong partnerships from government agencies, private sectors and most especially the whole community.