Tuesday, March 15, 2016

World Oral Health Day - 20 March

Sunday 20 March is World Oral Health Day. This year’s event aims to get everyone to recognise the impact their oral health has on overall physical health and well-being to help inspire this change.

WOHD is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene to looking after everyone, old and young.

The World Dental Federation says that WOHD is important because 90% of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime and many of them can be avoided with increased governmental, health association and society support and funding for prevention, detection and treatment programs.

Members are encouraged to draw patient attention to this year's campaign.