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Wed 19 Sep 2007 04:00 AM

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Soldiers fight for oral health

Prince Miteb ibn Abdullah, assistant commander of Saudi Arabia's National Guard for Military Affairs, has launched a school dental preventive program among the children of National Guard employees.

Prince Miteb ibn Abdullah, assistant commander of Saudi Arabia's National Guard for Military Affairs, has launched a school dental preventive program among the children of National Guard employees.

Dr Ali Al-Ehaideb, chairman of dental services in the Central Region, said: "Half the Saudi population is under 20 years of age, we have to take care of the young population. This is a pilot project and will be extended to other regions as well."

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