By all accounts, the Sealant project was a success! The project, once again, took place at the Green Island Primary School. Volunteers and students were hard pressed to find any holes in the cavity prevention effort. This is a sustainable sealant project that will be taken over by the Jamaican Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health dental nurses have agreed to continue the program at Green Island in the future. Great Shape! will assign a liaison to support them and Pulpdent will continue to provide thousands of dollars a year in sealant materials to help run a self-sustaining program.
Leanne Rodine, volunteer for Great Shape! Inc said, “To see our hard work pay off like this is incredibly powerful. I consider myself lucky to be involved in this effort to improve the quality of healthcare in Jamaica.”
Fellow volunteer Kerrie Ransome was equally enthusiastic. She had this to say:
“In what is our fourth visit to Green Island school where we’ve been piloting a sealant program, we have met many new friends, made professional acquaintances, and enjoyed success in creating a sustainable school based sealant program. It is gratifying to see our efforts produce a positive result. Pulpdent should be recognized for its generous support in this endeavor.”