The Dental Services of the Ministry of Health are organized into three activity pillars in order to implement their Strategy: the Dental Public Health Sector (prevention), the Curative Sector and the Sector engaged with Programming, Human Resource Development and European Union issues.
· The curative section offers secondary and tertiary dental care, conservative, surgical and removable prosthetics at the above mentioned clinics
· The preventive section deals with epidemiological surveys, oral health education, prevention of decay and periodontal diseases and school dental care
· The third section deals with the in-service training of the dental and para dental staff, strategic planning, EU issues etc.
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.