The vision of the Dental Services of the Ministry of Health is the promotion of oral health in Cyprus with the ultimate goal to help the population maintain natural teeth until very old age. We are targeting to the improvement of the quality of the dental services provided tackling social and geographical inequalities.
We have to stress out that there is a strong correlation between the general health and oral health, so our message is:
A Healthy Mouth means Quality in Life.
One of the top priorities of the Dental Services is the provision of continuing education for the employees. For this purpose, the staff regularly attends seminars and workshops in Cyprus and Greece.
The Director of Dental Services participates in the meetings of the Council of European Chief Dental Officers where there is an exchange of ideas and best practices.
Three public dental officers are members of the Cyprus Dental Council, the competent authority for the recognition of professional qualifications of dentists. Another public dentist and a dental technician are members of the Cyprus Dental Technicians Council. The Dental Services contribute with the support of the Cyprus Legal Service to the harmonization of the relevant Cyprus´ legislation with the EU Acquis.