SADA World Oral Health Day Activities 2018

To celebrate WOHD 2018, the South African Dental Association has planned the following activities for the month of March 2018:

1. Volunteers visiting about 30 Primary Schools in disadvantage areas, reaching 6000 kids between the age of 4 - 8 with the message of Say Ahh

2. Visiting 10 Old Age Homes, reaching about 1000 elderly people with the message of Think Mouth, Think Health

3. Radio Broadcasts from Monday 19 March to Friday 23 March by the Periodontist Society in SA (SASPIO), covering different topics as follows and reaching 1.7 million people:

  • Overview of the role of a Specialist in Oral Medicine and Periodontology in Oral and Systemic Health
  • The role of Oral Medicine and health
  • Periodontitis - Cardiovascular link
  • Periodontitis and Diabetes
  • Periodontal states in Puberty, pregnancy and other medications

4. Advertisement in South African Magazines, reaching 5 601 000 readers

5. Advertisement in SA Newspaper, reaching 1 653 000 readers

6. SADA Members to receive Toolkits including Posters and Brochures for printing in surgeries and to remind patients of this important day on the Health Calendar, reaching 3500 Surgeries 

7. Unilever SA, in conjunction with the Department of Education, visit schools and convey the message of Oral Health to 15 000, 6 year old Children

8. Marketing through te following social media platforms to the Dental Community:

9.  Press Release send to all major newspapers in South Africa and added to the March edition of the South African Dental Journal

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