Here is the video footage of the Smile Rizal 2017 Dental Outreach Mission last November 26 at Rodriguez, Rizal where over 50 volunteers from Smile Pilipinas Development Foundation, Inc., UP Dental Health Brigade led by Dr. Ian Ermita, and the Philippine Pediatric Dental Society Inc. Team together with ground partners St. Theresa's College Manila HS '78 and Good Neighbors International Phils. shared their time, talent and treasure with over 500 patients from the community.
Moms and kids of Rodriguez Rizal were taught to care for their teeth. The Philippine Pediatric Dental Society Inc. and the Pediatric Dentistry Center also managed problematic teeth at the Smile Rizal Dental Outreach Mission at San Isidro National High School last Nov. 26. Interview with President Dr. Fina Lopez featured.
Smile Rizal Dental Outreach Mission held November 26, 2017 at San Isidro National High School in Rodriguez, Rizal is introduced by Smile Pilipinas Foundation President & CEO Dr. Joji Tan. Watch the interview of coordinating partner representatives from St. Theresa's College Manila High School 78 Foundation and ground partner Good Neighbors International Philippines.
Smile Rizal 2017 — A Dental Outreach Mission for 5 Barangays in Rodriguez, Rizal
The Smile Pilipinas Development Foundation Inc. and St. Theresa’s College Manila High School Class of ‘78 are co-sponsoring a scaled up Dental Outreach Mission this Sunday, Nov 26, from 9 AM to 4 PM in Rodriguez, formerly Montalban, Province of Rizal.
Its community partners are Good Neighbors International Phils. and San Isidro National High School where the mission will be held....
Services offered will be: * Dental Restorative Work or Fillings, Extractions and Oral Prophylaxis care of the UP Dental Health Brigade * Oral Health Education for Moms & Kids & Kiddie Dental Health Education and Checkup, Toothbrushing Instructionals and interventional treatments for kids where Phil. Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. is the partner.
Smile Pilipinas Development Foundation through its President & CEO, Dr. Jocelyn Tan, is managing the mission — from organization and mobilization of at least 50 dental volunteers to the roll out of the project. All equipment, instruments and supplies for an anticipated crowd of 600- 1,000 patients are provided and sourced by Smile Pilipinas Foundation. The Dental Mission Chairman is Smile Pilipinas Public Good Committee Chair Dr. Christian Ermita.
Smile Pilipinas is a movement to address the need for improvement of the state of oral wellness among Filipinos. As evidenced by Global Public Health Research today, Filipino children aged 5-6 years have the worse state of dental caries in the world. The Foundation is a vehicle for this movement as it aims to be a force for good in oral wellness through its areas of focus and public good projects and programs.
STCM High School Class ‘78 was the community engager, food donor, and mission coordinator. Special thanks to Mari Delfin, Tonton Sombilon, Secretary- General Joy Almanzor, Dr. Sheila Yap, and Maret Bautista for their time, talent and resource generation efforts.
Lakan Bakor Foundation donated medications.
Good Neighbors Phils Inc and San Isidro National High School are the community ground partners.
Smile Rizal 2017 will be on Facebook Live in the #SmilePilipinasOfficial Facebook page from 8:30- 10:30 AM on Sunday. Like the page on Facebook to view it.
May 15, 2017 is WORLD ORTHODONTIC HEALTH DAY--Save your Smile Today!
The Smile Pilipinas Development Foundation joins the World Federation of Orthodontics & the Association of Philippine Orthodontics in celebrating World Orthodontic Health Day to increase awareness on the importance of well aligned teeth and good occlusion or bite for overall health of adjacent tissues. The prevention, interception and correction of misaligned teeth should be managed by the appropriate experts to give the patient the best possible care. For more information, please refer to the APO website at www.apo.com.ph.
During yesterday's congressional public hearing at the House of Representatives, the Smile Pilipinas Foundation, through its President & CEO Dr. Jocelyn Tan, registered its group's vote in support of House Bill 292 to incorporate 10% excise tax to Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) along with other local medical organizations. SSBs are very deleterious to oral/over-all health and wellness and this bill will discourage consumption of SSBs! If passed, proceeds of the tax will be ...divided among general fund (50%), DOH Fund for diabetes, and other non-communicable disease programs (including programs for dental health) (20%), DepEd Fund for potable water and sports facilities in schools (20%), among others. Based on the National Monitoring and Epidemiological Dental Survey of 2011, 87% of Filipinos suffer from tooth decay, toothache being the leading cause of absences among school children. Filipinos have the highest incidence of early childhood caries among school children in the world based on WHO data! We vote for the passing of House Bill 292! Kudos to bill author Congresswoman Estrellita Suansing of 1st District Nueva Ecija for this relevant and much needed legislation! 👍👌