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
For further information:
contact Bryce Gibney at 604-644-5918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org