The Dental Department continues to provide oral care to its clients at dental clinics and in the community throughout Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. During the year 2002, a total of sixteen thousand (16,000) patients were seen at the seven state owned dental clinics. Of these patients the majority attended to were children, with a greater percentage being female. We continue to provide treatment at the Union Island Clinic on a rotational basis with private Dental Practitioners who volunteer their services.