Friday 6 December, 2019

JPPC hosts dental fair for east Kingston residents

The private-power company intends to host dental fairs in the community every six months along with a yearly health fair.

The private-power company intends to host dental fairs in the community every six months along with a yearly health fair.

The Jamaica Private Power Company (an affiliate of the Jamaica Energy Partners group) recently held the first private-party Community Dental Fair for Eastern Kingston residents at the Dunoon Park Technical High School.

Approximately 150 residents particularly senior citizens and children from communities including Allman Town, Harbour View, Mountain View, Olympic Gardens, Rae Town, Rockfort, Vineyard Town and Windward Road turned out to take advantage of complimentary dental examinations, cleanings and extractions.

President and CEO of the Jamaica Energy Partners group, Wayne McKenzie welcomed residents by underscoring that the JPPC is “here to build a relationship with East Kingston by doing our part in ensuring people are healthy because if you are not healthy, you can’t get jobs and without a job you cannot emancipate yourself from anything at all.”

JPPC dental fair

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The private-power company intends to host dental fairs in the community every six months along with a yearly health fair. Affiliate companies West Kingston Power Partners and Jamaica Energy Partners will also continue to host dental fairs in the communities of Old Harbour and Denham Town.

Throughout the day residents were treated to spot prizes for engaging in games and activities as well as an oral hygiene presentation by partners Arm & Hammer (Facey Commodity) via their Brand Manager, Bobette Bolton.

Monique Green of Arm & Hammer (Facey Commodity) shares a photo moment with a youngster who benefitted from the dental fair in east Kingston.

Dental hygiene services were provided in partnership with Director & Dental Technician, Deslyn Nunie’s team from D. S. Prime Health to offset dental expenses costing upwards of $8,000 to residents who would otherwise not have access to or be able to afford the services.

The dental fair is a part of a group-wide corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative in strengthening Jamaica’s health sector with impactful and sustainable community initiatives.  

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