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By:  Melanie Joan Bergonio In 2009, I read an article on the status of the oral health of the Filipinos.  It said that it was at an alarming state.  The National Oral Health Survey back then revealed that 97 per cent of first-graders in public schools in the Philippines suffer from tooth decay.   Programs, through the Department of Education, were initiated in most public schools.  Oral health, beginning with brushing of the teeth, and hand washing were taught and incorporated with the curriculum at most schools to curb the incidence of cavities.
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By Josievitz Tan-Zafra The Philippine Dental Association (PDA) recently celebrated its 9th National Dental Health Month (NDHM) last Jan. 15 to Feb 27, 2013 with the theme “Ngipin Pangalagaan Sakit Maiiwasan, Bansa’y Matutulungan Tungo sa Kaunlaran”. As a traditional part of this celebration, the Alay Parada 2013 was held last February 3 at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
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By Dr. Teresa Goduco Last November 26, 2012, the APO celebrated Christmas with the Holy Family Home Foundation, in lieu of our annual Christmas party. The Holy Family Home Foundation (HFH) is a non-profit organization run by the Capuchin Tertiary Sisters.
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