MORATORIUM ON DENTAL OUTREACH/DENTAL MISSION

MEMORANDUM NO. 2022-007

TO : All concerned Chapters, Affiliates and Partners in the Dental Industry

FROM : OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

DATE : July 3, 202

SUBJECT : MORATORIUM ON DENTAL OUTREACH/DENTAL MISSION

Greetings!

This is to inform you that the moratorium on dental outreach is still in effect as per Department of Health Memorandum No. 2022-0052 dated January 11, 2022. Any informal provision of secondary and tertiary dental treatments is still not recommended while the alert level system and community quarantine classification of the Covid-19 Pandemic is still in effect.

In alignment with the recommendations of the Department of Health, all concerned are encouraged to focus on oral health assistance on primary preventive dental services while strengthening formal dental treatment centers in your respective communities to address oral health problems while providing quality dental treatments with safe protocols for both oral health worker and patient.

The Philippine Dental Association is finding ways on how we can continue to reach out and assist our communities especially the vulnerable populations who have been deterred from receiving appropriate oral health care due to the pandemic. Kindly refer to the PDA Public Health Committee guidelines for the implementation of the Community Based “Dental Home” Program and the continued implementation of the Fluoride Varnish Application Program to defray the disparity in the oral health care services in our respective communities while keeping all concerned safe and healthy.

Your heart for service is duly recognized and appreciated. PDA will always encourage and work for the improvement of oral health in the Philippines. We hope to continue our alliance in this advocacy. Thank you very much.

DR. CHERYL Y. DEL ROSARIO
President
Philippine Dental Association