SJC seals commitment to oral care via Unang Ngipin, Alagaan at Sagipin
In line with the Department’s national program on School dental health care program, the Schools Division of San Juan City recently renewed its partnership with the Dental Chapter of San Juan City and Dental Division of San Juan City Health Office through a Memorandum of Agreement signed on August 3, 2022.
A highlight of the partnership is the implementation of the “Unang Ngipin, Alagaan at Sagipin Program” which will be piloted at the Pedro Cruz Elementary School. The goal of the program is to protect and prevent tooth decay and cavities by conducting regular oral check-up and providing oral health information to its beneficiaries starting in Kinder until Grade 6. The program shall be complemented with training for the teachers on Oral Health Implementation. As Dra. Gochuan said, “We want teachers to be actively engaged in this program because they are with the students most of the time.”
Present during the event was the current President of PDA – San Juan Chapter, Dr. Bernadette V. Gochuan, together with the chapter’s members, Dr. Rovelyn Dino-Capili, Dr. Hilbert Gochuan, and the Dental Supervisor Program Coordinator Dr. Sonny Mabborang, and from the Schools Division Office were Dr. Cecille G. Carandang, CESO VI, Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Buenafe E. Sabado, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Dominique T. Rivera, SGOD Chief Education Supervisor, and Ms. Via May S. Popes, Division Nurse.
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