The County Government has announced plans to decentralize dental units in efforts to improve oral services at the sub counties.
Speaking during the first edition of the Kenya Dental Association(KDA) conference at the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel, Kisumu Deputy Governor Dr. Mathew Owili lauded the role dentists played in supporting effective healthcare systems.
According to Owili provisions are currently under way to identify and train young personnel in paediatric and conservative dentistry.
In his address KDA President, Dr. Andrew Wetende lauded the county government for its boldness in prioritizing dental health.
Also present were County Health Director Dr. Dickens Onyango, Keynote Speaker Prof. Arthur Kemoli, KDA Western Chair Dr. Immaculate Opondo among other practitioners from the Association.
The three-day event comes to close on Saturday as the dentists gathered to establish new insights in Dental Management.
By Collins Owuor