The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA), Island Health, and Camosun College Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) program are collaborating to provide free dental screening and teeth cleaning services for resettled refugee children ages 5-18 years.
Do you know someone who meets the criteria and who might be interested in booking an appointment for an initial dental screening on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 between 9 am – 5 pm? Keep reading to find out more, or contact Kate Longpre, Community Integration Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dental screenings will occur on Wednesday, May 3 from 9 am – 5 pm. Screenings take approximately 30 minutes. ICA staff and Arabic interpreters will be on-site at Camosun College for the dental screenings. The screening appointment examines the oral health of each child to determine their dental needs; scaling and x-rays will be completed if required. If cavities are found and/or additional dental work is required outside of Camosun College’s capacity, parents will be informed and can follow up with another dentist at their own cost.
Cleaning appointments will be booked after the screening process on May 3. Cleaning appointments are between May 23 and June 1, and appointments are 2.5 hours in length. Children are requested to stay for the full appointment time, and interpretation services will not be available for the cleaning appointments.
Who is eligible?
- Resettled refugee children ages 5-18 years.
- May 3, 2017, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Children must attend the screening appointment to be eligible for cleaning.
- Will be scheduled between, May 23 – June 1, 2017.
- To book an appointment for the initial dental screening on May 3 please contact:
Community Integration Coordinator – ICA
250-388-4728 ext. 167