Dentists Lauded for Use of Emerging Technology

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The One Love Soldiers Junkanoo group delight delegates with their cultural presentation during the opening ceremony of the Bahamas Dental Association Scientific Conference Wednesday evening. (Photo/Patrick Hanna)
By: Gena Gibbs

NASSAU, Bahamas
– The Bahamas Dental Association’s 2007 Scientific Conference officially opened at the British Colonial Hilton Wednesday night under the theme: “Modern Dentistry: Merging an Old Science with Emerging Technology”.

Minister of Health and Social Development, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis addressed the concerns of the nation’s dentists at the official opening, citing plans to support them with innovative government policies which would make oral health available and affordable for Bahamians throughout the country.

The Minister lauded the dental profession’s initiative in keeping abreast with new procedures, diagnostic equipment and modern technology which in turn results in its ability to offer patients quality oral health services.

Minister Minnis encouraged the country’s dentists to continue successfully integrating fundamental practices with prevailing technology, which would require the dentists to be willing to adapt to our ever changing environment, embrace the emerging technology and become proficient in its utilization to the advantage of delivering more efficient and effective services.

He also encouraged private practitioners to join as strategic partners with the Government in its effort to reduce oral health diseases in children and adults.