CPS has three successful Oral Health Events that involved toddlers, seniors and teens

In the picture members of the organizing committee, the minister, S.G. and a client and employee of Sr. Basilia. From left to right Swinda Richardson, S.G. Joy Arnell, Chair of committee Irma Knight-Gumbs, Minister Emile Lee, D’Andre Lawrence, client from Sr. Basilia and group leader  Cameka Henry-Stewart, dentist dr. Mirangeles Tejero, Lynn Wilkie, Elcita Reed-Atkins and Anousjka Yngard.  Photo credits: DCOMM


GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – In commemoration of World Oral Health Day, celebrated on March 20th, the Department of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) kicked off the events program with an outreach activity for clients of the Sr. Basilia Center, White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation, located in St. Johns.

The theme for this year is “Live Mouth Smart”. The committee organizing the celebration has developed a week long schedule of activities, starting at the Sr. Basilia Center.

For the 2nd day the closing and award ceremony of a coloring competition for toddlers and their parents was on schedule, while on the 3rd day an outreach at the Afternoon program of the No Kidding with our Kids Foundation ASA took place.

For this year, CPS decided to pay special attention to special needs groups like the clients of Sr. Basilia Center and patients of the Mental Health Foundation.

Those being catered to will receive a free dental check up in the CPS Dental Mobile Bus.

The kick off was opened by the minister of Public Health, Social Affairs and Labour (VSA), Honorable Minister Emile Lee, the Secretary General of VSA, Joy Arnell and CPS Department head Dr. Virginia Asin-Oostburg to an excited crowd of Sr. Basilia clients.