Iloilo City’s Uswag Dental Imaging Center Inauguration and Blessing were held in Brgy. Dungon A, Jaro District March 15.
The event was graced by Mayor Jerry Treñas, City Health Office (CHO) Head Dr. Annabelle Tang, CHO-Dental Division Head Dr. Daisheila Valasote, health personnel, barangay officials, and staff.
The facility houses two sets of x-ray machines with digital sensors and two cubicles for the imaging procedure.
Dental x-rays or radiographs serve as a diagnostic aid in detecting tooth decay, infection, gum disease, impacted teeth, fractures, and other oral health issues.
To ensure that x-ray procedures are safe and of high quality for the public, the medical safety equipment and lead protective aprons are yet to be prepared before the center goes operational.
Only patients who have been advised and referred for an x-ray examination by dentists at various district health centers administered by CHO are eligible for this service to ensure patient monitoring and control.
“Our Oral Health Campaign to city residents is to deliver efficient health service and for the Uswag Dental Imaging Center to fully deliver the best services to the Ilonggos,” CHO Dental Division Head Daisheila Valasote said.
This is in line with CHO’s goal to function in conjunction with the centerpiece of providing adequate healthcare services to the Ilonggo community. (Andrea Pearl Fernandez/Iloilo City PIO)