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New York University - Ministry of Health Walk -in Dental Clinic hailed a success



Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:15 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014 - GIS: _ After a grueling week seeing over one hundred persons per day, American Dental care givers and their Grenadian counterparts wrapped up the “Walk-in Dental clinic” at the Youth Centre in Grand Anse, with a ceremony attended by Health and Social Security Minister Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen.

More than 40 American Dentists from the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) began providing free dental care to Grenadians on February 16 as part of their joint program with the Ministry of Health and Social Security in Grenada.


On the third day of the clinic, members of the Ministry’s senior management led by Dr. Modeste-Curwen visited the clinic where several adults and children waited patiently for services which included filling, cleaning and extraction.


That visit ended in a short discussion with Dr. Modeste-Curwen and the (NYUCD) Vice Dean of International Initiatives and Development Dr. Stuart Hirsch committing to the further strengthening of the program which in its first three years yielded benefits to some 26000 children and over 2000 adults.


However during Friday’s appreciation ceremony at the Morne Rouge based Youth Centre, Dr. Modeste-Curwen commended both the Grenadian support team and the (NYUCD) for what she described as a remarkable initiative.


She told the healthcare providers that the Grenadian Government and People were grateful for their assistance in providing oral care for the citizens of the country.


The ceremony was also addressed by the Ministry’s Senior Dental Surgeon, Dr. Jerome Keens-Douglas.

 

 

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