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DENTAL AUXILLARY SCHOOL CLINICAL TREATMENT AREAS UPGRADED WITH NHF GRANT

DENTAL AUXILLARY SCHOOL CLINICAL TREATMENT AREAS UPGRADED WITH NHF GRANT

The facilities at the Dental Auxiliary School on Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston, have been upgraded with the addition of an internal cooling system for its Clinical Treatment Areas. The cooling system was installed with a grant of $1.6 million from the National Health Fund (NHF).

The School is the only one of its kind in the Caribbean and offers training for dental health professionals for the Eastern Caribbean countries, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Guyana. Since its establishment thirty six years ago over 600 graduates have been trained as dental nurses, dental assistants, dental hygienists & dental laboratory technologists.

A properly functioning internal cooling system is important for meeting the minimum standards required for the treatment area where clinical training and clinical examinations are done.

The Dental Auxilliary School is also the Clinical site for the Dental Council of Jamaica?s Licensing Examination for dentists dental nurses, dental hygienists & dental laboratory technologists. This also demands that the facilities be maintained at a high standard.

The school had been experiencing major problems with the cooling system for approximately six years. The newly installed unit has been happily received by Dental Surgeon and Director at the School, Dr. Theon Jones, who says staff morale has been boosted and patients seen at the school are very pleased with the new system.

Contact: Rosemarie Lee, Public Information Officer NHF, Tel: 906-1106

Shermaine Robotham, 997-5442

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