Community Dental:

A comprehensive and integrated program providing both preventive and treatment dental services.

The prevention program called the Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) focuses on the prevention of dental disease and promotion of good oral health practices. The goal of COHI is to shift the emphasis from a primarily treatment based approach to a more balanced prevention and treatment focus. The initial focus for oral health promotion will be directed at three target groups: pregnant women and primary caregivers; pre-school children, 0-4 years of age; and school children, 5-7 years of age.

The treatment services include a visiting dentist and hygienist to some of the KTC nations on a rotating basis.