CHMSU, PAFJO–TMJ mark Dental Health Month

Carlos Hilado Memorial State University (CHMSU) and the Philippine Association of Functional Jaw Orthopedics – TMJ. (PAFJO-TMJ) launched their joint 19th National Dental Health Month celebration with the theme “Ululupon kita Magkari, Magyuhom, kag Magsinadya” at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Twenty-eight delegates of PAFJO-TMJ arrived at the Bacolod City Government Center for the launching event, the first of several activities lined up until Friday, February 24, a press release from CHMSU said.

Secretary to the Mayor Joseph Karol Chiu welcomed the delegates on behalf of Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez.

Chiu cited the LGU’s active involvement in eradicating illegal dental procedures performed by unlicensed individuals in the city.

Norberto P. Mangulabnan, CHMSU president, also stated his support for the annual observance of Detal Health Month and the initiatives of the dental practitioners. “We are with you in the development and in the improvement the lives of our people in whatever arena we are in,” he said.

Ma. Generose M. Alunan, CHMSU Dentist and PAFJO-TMJ Vice President for Visayas, acknowledged the partners and administrators who made the event possible, and presented the PAFJO-TMJ delegates.

The guests were then treated to a MassKara Festival dance performance from the CHMSU Office for Culture and the Arts.

Sheila Ortega-Cobcobo, PAFJO-TMJ president, thanked the Bacolod City Government and CHMSU for their welcome and announced that PAFJO-TMJ will be co-hosting the country’s World Oral Health Day celebration for 2023.*

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