|UPCD Comm Dent Conducts Enhancement Program for Paranaque City Dentists|
|Written by Dr. Glyne M. Arevalo Jr.|
|Friday, 08 June 2007|
The UPCD Department of Community Dentistry, with the support of Philippines-Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP, AusAID) successfully conducted a 4-day enhancement program for Paranaque City health dentists last May 15-18, 2007 at Casa San Pablo, San Pablo City, Laguna.
As part of the department’s extension services, this program aims to strengthen the competencies of community health dentists in program planning, monitoring and evaluation, for more effective oral health programs.
With the leadership of Dr. Marissa Banta, the head of Paranaque City’s Dental Health Office, sixteen (16) community dentists participated in the program. The department faculty namely Dr. Angelita Galban, Dr. Giselle Yumul, and Dr. Michael Mendoza facilitated the program and discussed topics on Philippine Public Health Dentistry, the “Logical Frame Matrix” as a tool in program planning, monitoring and evaluation, and oral health indices among others. Exercises on oral health indices and formulation of the logical frame matrix were also done. After four months, the department will be expecting logical frame matrices from the participants as their formal output from the program.
It is hoped that this program will make innovations to further reach the goal of better oral health for Paranaque communities, and eventually the whole Filipino nation. For inquiries, comments or suggestions regarding our programs, please feel free to contact us at tel.no. 302-6360.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 18 June 2007 )|
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