𝘿𝙊𝙃-𝘾𝘼𝙍 𝙏𝙍𝘼𝙄𝙉𝙎 𝙃𝙀𝘼𝙇𝙏𝙃 𝙒𝙊𝙍𝙆𝙀𝙍𝙎 𝙊𝙉 𝙂𝙀𝙍𝙄𝘼𝙏𝙍𝙄𝘾𝙎, 𝙊𝙍𝘼𝙇 𝘿𝙄𝙎𝙀𝘼𝙎𝙀 𝙈𝘼𝙉𝘼𝙂𝙀𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏
Seeking to equip health professionals with competencies needed to respond to oral health needs in the region, the Department of Health – Cordillera through its Oral Health Program is conducting a Training on the Management of Oral Diseases and Conditions, November 21-26, 2022.
Dr. Ryan Tria De Guzman, one of the resource speakers, kicked off the blended activity with a comprehensive lecture on oral health in the country, emphasizing how it, along with other healthy habits, tend to get neglected by many due to the Filipino culture of accepting and normalizing having bad or incomplete teeth. He also elaborated on the Filipinos’ relationship with sugary food and how this may lead to various health issues later in life.
Recognizing that oral health is one of the key factors in maintaining general health and well-being which, when started from a young age, will play into healthy aging, the participants from the Training on Geriatrics for Primary Care Service Providers and Other Health Partners also joined the lecture.
Both trainings, which is attended by medical doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, and other health care providers and program managers, will be held concurrently at different rooms in the same venue for the rest of the week.