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What's the Value of a Child's Smile?

Staff Consortium | September 12, 2021

As Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Dental Association and a practicing Pediatric Dentist in the Territory for more than 20 years, I would like to take this opportunity to update my fellow Virgin Islanders about the value of oral health and the important role it plays in overall health. Emerging research points to dental health as being critically important to everyone’s total health throughout their lifespan. Each stage of life brings an opportunity for optimal health, if we know how to recognize it. As parents, we attach a lot of importance to our children meeting their developmental milestones including learning how to speak, eat, socialize and smile. We expect our children to naturally have healthy teeth and gums, but this requires us to have an awareness of what that takes. It is all too easy for us to assume that everyone knows…

Envisioning the Future and Leading A Digital Transformation…

Staff Consortium | August 20, 2021

Smart City Technology and Internet of Things (IoT) is the Next BIG Thing according to Cisco!  A Global…

AARP Editorial | Disaster Preparedness – Getting…

Staff Consortium | August 12, 2021

Every year, from June 1 to November 31, throughout the Caribbean and the US, we are on alert as waves…

AARP VI: New Temporary Federal Initiative Can Save…

Staff Consortium | July 22, 2021

Connection was more important than ever in 2020, but for many, it was hard to find. What was once an…

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Caregiving in the Covid Era

Staff Consortium | March 31, 2021

Even in ordinary times, unpaid family caregivers in The Virgin Islands face a daunting set of daily tasks. Oftentimes with little or no training, they may be responsible for wound care, tube feedings...

Letter to the Editor | You Only Have One Heart

Staff Consortium | February 27, 2021

Dear Editor, During my freshman year in college, my mother called and asked if I was sitting down. I said "Yes". She proceeded to tell me that my father had a massive stroke which left him partially ...

Plaskett Op-Ed: Disenfranchisement on Display

Staff Consortium | February 10, 2021

This past week, we have inaugurated the 46th President and the 49th Vice President of the United States—Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris. Over the past few years, our beloved democracy has been beleag...

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