Submitted by Kate Longpre, Community Integration Coordinator
On May 3, 2017, the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) and Camosun College Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) program collaborated to provide free dental screening and teeth cleaning services for resettled refugee children ages 5-18 years. Thirty-nine children received dental services at the screening clinic, many of whom have never seen a dentist before.
Dental cleaning appointments for eligible children took place at Camosun College during the last two weeks of May. Children with more severe dental issues are receiving follow up care at ORCCA dental clinic society in Sidney. Thank you once again to Camosun College for their participation in this initiative.