The following is a public announcement from the Health Directorate:
The Health Directorate would like to advise the public that there is no longer a Dental Hygienist in post and that all routine appointments that were booked to see the Dental Hygienist have therefore been cancelled. Affected patients with hygienist appointments should rebook a routine dental appointment during which basic oral hygiene and scaling will be performed as required.
There is only one Dentist in post at the moment so the waiting time for routine appointments (currently six weeks) will take longer (approximately an additional two to three weeks) until the arrival of the newly recruited Dental Officers' later in the year.
If patients have any queries regarding their appointments, they should contact the Dental Clinic via the Hospital Switchboard on tel: 22500.
Source: St Helena Government