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Kuwaiti dentistry gets boost during conference

By Dental Tribune International
March 21, 2012

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait: During the 16th Kuwait Dental Association scientific conference, the Kuwaiti government announced that it has reopened a public dental centre in Al-Rumaithiya in the Hawalli Governorate, south of Kuwait City. Health Ministry Undersecretary Yousef Al-Duwairi also said that two centers for dental treatment, including 200 operatories, have been set up recently in different parts of the capital.

In addition to the new facilities, the ministry will continue to put efforts into the development of the country's dental infrastructure, Al-Duwairi, former head of the Rumaithiya dental centre, said. It also plans to launch an official website for its Dental Medicine Department in the upcoming weeks.

Kuwait has invested significantly in its dental services, equipping public dental hospitals with advanced technology such as state-of-the-art imaging devices. The country is estimated to have a dental workforce of 700, of which more than 80 percent currently work in the public sector.

Over 1,000 professionals gathered in the capital last weekend for this year's Kuwait Dental Association conference, according to reports by the Kuwait News Agency.

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