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ORAL/DENTIST HEALTH UNIT​

VISION

To ensure the population of SERHA has ready access to the highest quality dental care in an environment that is clean and friendly.


MISSION

To promote the awareness of good oral health, to establish measures aimed at preventing oral disease and to make accessible to all persons in SERHA the best in oral health delivery that modern dentistry can offer.

Oral health is an essential and integral component of overall health, and it is of significant relevance throughout the lifecycle. Oral health is about more than just a smile: oral health is about the health of the entire mouth, including the teeth, gums, hard and soft palates, linings of the mouth and throat, tongue, lips, salivary glands, chewing muscles, and upper and lower jaws.


The Federation of Dentistry International declared that “good oral health means being free of tooth decay and gum disease, as well as being free of chronic oral pain, oral cancer, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, and other conditions that affect the mouth and throat”.


Oral health is essential to general health and well-being. A healthy mouth enables an individual to speak, eat and socialize without experiencing active disease, discomfort or embarrassment.


Oral disease can lead to bad breath, pain and tooth loss, low self-esteem, reduced quality of life, difficulty in eating and consequently, impeding the growth and development of children.

Primary Care Dental Facilities in SERHA

Oral health services are offered from the following health facilities. The health centres are opened at 8:00am-4:00pm

Kingston & St. Andrew

 

Zone 1

  • Windward Road

  • Harbour View

  • Rollington Town

  • Nannyville

  • East Queen Street Dental Clinic

  • Alpha Schools’ Dental Clinic

 

Zone 2

  • Slipe Pen Road Comprehensive

  • Denham Town

  • Charles Chinloy

  • (Holy Childhood High School Dental Clinic)

 

Zone 3

  • Maxfield Park Comprehensive

  • Seaview

  • Oakglades

  • Hagley Park (Closed for refurbishing)

  • Olympic Gardens (Closed for repair)

 

Zone 4

  • Duhaney Park

  • Drewsland

  • Sunrise

  • Red Hills

  • Zone 5

  • Edna Manley

  • Stony Hill

  • Lawrence Tavern

 

Zone 6

  • National Chest Dental Clinic

  • Jamaica College Dental Clinic

  • Gordon Town

  • Mavis Bank (Closed)

St. Catherine

  • St. Jago Park

  • Greater Portmore

  • Kitson Town

  • Bog Walk

  • Old Harbour

  • Sligoville

  • Bridgeport Dental Clinic

  • Ewarton (closed for refurbishing)

  • Linstead (closed for refurbishing)

St. Thomas

  • Morant Bay

  • Isaac Barrant (Centre of Excellence)

  • Yallahs

  • Seaforth

  • Bath (closed for refurbishing)

Secondary Care Dental Facilities in SERHA

Specialist secondary care is offered at the following hospitals by referrals from Primary Care facilities:

  • Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) - Specialist Dental/Facio-Maxillary (outpatient department) Specialist Dental Facility with a Maxillofacial Prosthetic Laboratory;

  • Bustamante Hospital for Children (BCH) - Specialist (outpatient department) Paediatric Dental Clinic.

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