More than two hundred participants comprising of day care pupils, parents, barangay daycare workers, and health personnel of the rural health unit (RHU) II of Dalaguete have gathered for the launching of the Philippine Anti-Cavity Campaign on February 28, 2018 at the Mantalongon National High School covered court.
With the municipality’s partnership with Colgate-Palmolive Philippines and its initiative for dental health aiming for every Filipino child to have brighter smiles, day care pupils and their parents alike had joined in the day’s activities such as oral health education, tooth brushing drills, free dental check-ups, and fluoride varnish application. With the theme, “Ngipon nga Gigalam sa Pagkabata, Himsug nga Pahiyum Hangtud sa Pagkahamtong,” all daycare children were given dental kits to ensure oral health and hygiene and will be monitored with monthly barangay visits by RHU 2 dentist, Dr. Lilybeth Concha.
The event is supported by municipal health physicians, Dr. Pernita Almagro-Bautista and Dr. Keilah G. Sinahon. Both doctors, along with the health office, is in line with the earnest cause of seeing orally-fit children with brighter smiles until they reach adulthood, and is highly optimistic to make oral health a habit that will be passed on to the future generations to come to keep not only Dalaguete, but the whole Philippines, smiling with healthy teeth.