/R E P E A T -- The Pacific Oral Health Society Celebrates Their 1st Annual Reception/

SURREY, B.C., May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - As health care services world-wide struggle with increasing demands and longer waitlists, a Vancouver-area, non-profit society is moving ahead with their solution for community oral health needs.

The Pacific Oral Health Society (P.O.H.S.) is celebrating their '1st Annual Reception' on Thursday June 12th - on the site of their Dental Centre in Surrey.  This world-class facility  provides oral health care for many underprivileged community members.  We are proud to host, "Dentistry from the Heart" days to serve our community with a volunteer work force of dental professionals.  The first event, Dec. 4th, 2010, was overwhelmed with 350 patients seeking dental treatment, which convinced the Board and stakeholders of the pressing need for the clinic.

"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 and dozens of other stakeholders who have supported and made this Centre possible. UBC Dentistry's involvement is consistent with their tradition of working within the communities of B.C."

The '1st Annual Reception' is a celebration of the project to date, where we are now actively providing patient care and education to future oral health care professionals in BC.

The Event begins at 6:00 PM on June 12th with a wine and cheese reception, with the ceremony following at 6:30 PM on site.

Image with caption: "Final year UBC dentistry student treats a patient under Dr Harry Dhanju's supervision at one of the free "Dentistry from the Heart" Day's organized at Pacific Oral Health Centre. (CNW Group/Pacific Oral Health Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140605_C9977_PHOTO_EN_40762.jpg

Image with caption: "The Pacific Oral Health Society's logo represents the ripple effect of knowledge that inspires dental professionals to make a positive impact in our Community. (CNW Group/Pacific Oral Health Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140605_C9977_PHOTO_EN_40763.jpg

SOURCE: Pacific Oral Health Society

For further information:

Contact at 604-536 2700 or email info@pohs.ca

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