In January 2010, the Ministry of Health of Grenada invited NYU College of Dentistry to perform a national oral health survey of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique. The results of the survey showed that children under age 15 were suffering from an 83% dental caries rate.
As a result, NYUCD and the Ministries of Health and Education have collaborated to implement a National School-Based Oral Health Programme known as "Smile Grenada!", which combines several preventive techniques using a school-based approach to reach all of the nation's children. The programme was initiated in February 2011 and aims to cut the new decay rate among children in half by 2013, while increasing awareness of the importance of oral health.
This video documents the implementation of the programme conducted in September 2011
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