Pacific Oral Health Society Launches Phase 2 of Dental Centre Construction

SURREY, BC, May 11 /CNW/ - As health care service world wide struggles with increasing demands and longer waitlists, a Vancouver area non-profit society is moving ahead with their solution to enhancing dental education while addressing the oral health care needs of lower income and vulnerable groups in the community.

The Pacific Oral Health Society (P.O.H.S.) is celebrating their 'Hard Hat Event' on Thurs May 19th - on the site of their dental centre under construction at 15850 - 24th Ave, Surrey.  This facility will provide a teaching campus for all levels of dentistry, and at the same time allow many underprivileged community members to be treated with much needed dentistry at this world calibre facility. Our beta test event on Dec. 4th was overwhelmed with some 350 patients seeking treatment, which convinced the Board and Stakeholders that there was indeed a demand for this treatment and educational centre.

"P.O.H.S. is unique and important for Surrey and all surrounding communities," says President and Founder Dr. Harry Dhanju of Surrey. "We are excited to be working with the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry, the City of Surrey, and dozens of other stakeholders who have supported and made this Centre possible. UBC Faculty of Dentistry's involvement is consistent with their tradition of working with and in the communities in B.C."

"The 'Hard Hat Event' is a celebration of the project to date as we enter this phase of construction. We can now plan the curriculum to provide much needed dental care by the doctors who shall both participate and study at the Centre."

The Event begins at 6:00 PM on May 19th with a wine and cheese reception, with the ceremony following at 6:30 PM under the tents on site.

SOURCE Pacific Oral Health Society

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