(ZIZ News) — As the Dental Health week of activities continues, the St. Kitts and Nevis Dental Unit along with the Rotary Club of Liamigua hosted a Dental Health Quiz at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) auditorium on Wednesday.
A number of doctors from across the island, teachers, students and parents were in attendance at the primary school dental quiz competition for grade 4 students.
While addressing the audience, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. William Vincent Hodge commended the St. Kitts Nevis Dental Unit for hosting the quiz.
“The Ministry of Education is pleased that the Dental Association or our dentists are having this quiz and we want to thank you for bringing this type of activity to our students/our schools,” he said.
Also speaking at the event, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws, said the aim of the Ministry of Health is to improve the general health of the people of the Federation. The ministry therefore endorsed the event.
“At the Ministry, we explore all opportunities in so doing, and health education is one of the tools that we use,” said Dr. Laws. “We like to empower our people, young and old, with relevant information that will help them make health choices as they go through the different stages of the life cycle”, she added.
A total of 15 primary schools participated in the Dental Health Quiz competition.
The reigning Flow Miss Caribbean Culture Queen 2016, Khyla Brown was the competition’s guest moderator.
Students from the Maurice Hillier Memorial Jr. School placed second, while the Tucker Clarke Primary School emerged as the Dental Health Quiz champions.
The theme for Dental Health Week 2016 is, “Gums + Care = Smile: Everyone Smiles in a Different Language”.