If you didn’t already know, oral health is globally recognized each year on March 20. This day has been designated ?World Oral Health Day?.
As indicated on their website, a wide range of awareness-raising activities take place on this day. The global recognition of oral health on this day is a platform for the oral health community to take action and help reduce oral disease. When the world is your stage, you have a huge audience you can reach to make a difference!
Countries around the world are preparing for the celebration of this event through various activities.
Planned activities in 2015 (as taken fromwww.worldoralhealthday.org) include:
- a media campaign on local radio stations and free dental check-ups for over 500 children in Senegal;
- a selfie contest under the theme ?Smile for life’ in Spain;
- free oral health assessments and fluoride treatments for all children attending a camp in Liberia; and an attempt to achieve a world record for the most amount of voluntary dentistry done in one day in Australia.
To find out if there is an activity near you or to get involved yourself, visit the World Oral Health Day website.
Each year the activities outdo those of the past year! A challenge this year is to beat the attempt on the World Record for the number of people brushing their teeth simultaneously.Let’s all get involved to make this happen!
Smile for Life!