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10 The Portugal News •  22 Sep 2018                                News



      Disabled golfers set for shoot-out                                                      Government extends project placing

                                                                                              dentists in primary healthcare
      with pros at Portugal Masters                                                           A project to place dentists in Portuguese primary health
                                                                                              A project to place dentists in Portuguese primary health
                                                                                              A project to place dentists in Portuguese primary health
                                                                                              A project to place dentists in Portuguese primary health
                                                                                              A project to place dentists in Portuguese primary health
                                                                                              care facilities is due to be extended to “several dozen
                                                                                              care facilities is due to be extended to “several dozen
                                                                                              care facilities is due to be extended to “several dozen
                                                                                              care facilities is due to be extended to “several dozen
                                                                                              care facilities is due to be extended to “several dozen
                                                                                              municipalities,” according to agreements signed on
                                                                                              municipalities,” according to agreements signed on
                                                                                              municipalities,” according to agreements signed on
                                                                                              municipalities,” according to agreements signed on
                                                                                              municipalities,” according to agreements signed on
                                                       The European Disabled Golfers          Tuesday and which the Order of Dentists has applauded.
                                                                                              Tuesday and which the Order of Dentists has applauded.
                                                                                              Tuesday and which the Order of Dentists has applauded.
                                                                                              Tuesday and which the Order of Dentists has applauded.
                                                                                              Tuesday and which the Order of Dentists has applauded.
                                                       Association (EDGA), will this            The agreements, between    already see this type of
                                                       week once again be present at          several dozen municipalities and  involvement as fundamental,
                                                                                              the five regional health     and now it is valued by the
                                                       The Portugal Masters golf              administrations, were signed at  population,” he told reporters as
                                                                                              the “Oral Health for All” ceremony  part of a visit to a dental unit in
                                                       tournament at the Victoria             and are part of a project to have  Lisbon on Monday.
                                                       course in Vilamoura.                   dentists at health centres.    Monteiro da Silva visited the
                                                                                                The pilot experiment began in  Monte Pedral health centre in
                                                                                              2016 at 13 health centres and  Lisbon with World Dental
                                                                                              was extended to the current 63  Federation (FDI) president
                                                              DGA players at the event will be  oral health offices in primary  Kathryn Kell, who started a two-
                                                              aiming to spread the word that golf is  health care across the country.  day visit to Portugal on Monday to
                                                              for everyone regardless of their ability  The Government intends to  learn about the national scene.
                                                        Eor disability.                       create at least one oral health  The head of the Order stressed
                                                        According to EDGA President Tony Bennett,  office per cluster of health centres  that there is a consensus in
                                                        “This year we have six players who have not  by the end of its term of office, the  Portugal on the need to promote
                                                        been to the event previously and each are  Health Ministry said, adding that  oral health care, with several
                                                        here on merit, through the ranking for golfers  “as a result of the success of the  parties having similar ideas, and
                                                        with disability”.                     pilot experiments, the Ministry  added that he hoped to see this
                                                        Many types of disability or impairment are  has decided to go further and  consensus reflected in the next
                                                        unseen as their effects are not immediately  extended its ambition with a view  state budget.
                                                        apparent. Some studies show that up to 70  to promoting equity and proximity  Headquartered in Geneva, the
                                                        percent of disabled people have       and increasing and improving  FDI represents more than 1
                                                        impairments or medical conditions, which  oral health care coverage at  million dentists from around 130
                                                        can be classed as unseen. Some of these  primary health care level.”  countries, aiming to improve the
                                                        disabilities can be physical and others neuro-  The Government’s decision has  oral health of populations, which
                                                        developmental.                        been welcomed by the Order of  is a major challenge given the
                                                        On Saturday, the EDGA will have six players  Dentists. The head of the Order,  differences between countries,
                                                        with disabilities, conducting a clinic on the  Orlando Monteiro da Silva, said  according to Kell.
       Daphne van Houten (pictured, centre) is one of six
       Daphne van Houten (pictured, centre) is one of six
       Daphne van Houten (pictured, centre) is one of six
       Daphne van Houten (pictured, centre) is one of six  range at 1pm, followed by a putting clinic at
       Daphne van Houten (pictured, centre) is one of six
       ‘Golfers First’ who are representing EDGA this week in the
       ‘Golfers First’ who are representing EDGA this week in the
       ‘Golfers First’ who are representing EDGA this week in the
       ‘Golfers First’ who are representing EDGA this week in the                             that the involvement of municip-  The federation also said it
       ‘Golfers First’ who are representing EDGA this week in the
       European Tour’s Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, to help
       European Tour’s Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, to help
       European Tour’s Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, to help
       European Tour’s Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, to help  4pm and they will play a shoot out with the  alities in the issue of oral health  intends to make a diagnosis on
       European Tour’s Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, to help
                                                                          th
       raise awareness about players with disability.
       raise awareness about players with disability.
       raise awareness about players with disability.
       raise awareness about players with disability.   Tour players on the 18  around 5pm.   had been a long-standing wish.  oral health in global terms.
       raise awareness about players with disability.
       (Photo: EDGA)
       (Photo: EDGA)
       (Photo: EDGA)
       (Photo: EDGA)                                    For more information, visit www.edgagolf.com  “Nowadays municipalities                TPN/Lusa
       (Photo: EDGA)
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