Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This is the 5th article we have run in the Solomon Star in the past five weeks.  Guess that makes us honorary contributing editors or something like that.....

 Church promotes dental hygiene
Edward katovai, Solomon Islands dental hygienist instructing children
at Lungga School

Happy children with dental hygiene kits

Dental Services of the Solomon Islands, in cooperation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provided dental hygiene training to eager children at three primary community schools last week.

Instruction on the importance of proper dental hygiene was given by Edward Katovai, Dental Hygienist for the Solomon Islands Dental Services.  He taught the children brushing techniques, frequency, and the importance of using toothpaste containing fluoride.  The children listened intently during his presentation.  He warned of the damage betel nut causes to the mouth, teeth and gums as well as oral cancer. 

Following the instruction, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints presented a kit containing a toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste and a cup to each of the children.   These supplies were provided by the Humanitarian Fund of the Church.  Humanitarian projects are an important part of the ongoing effort of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to assist people throughout the world.   

The staff at the Solomon Star have been very kind and generous to us in allowing these articles to be published over the past 5 weeks. 

One thing we have learned, being a contributing editor to the newspaper is like a lot of other things we all do.  You never really get done, when the job is complete it's just time to start over and do it again.   

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