World Oral Health Day, Hong Kong

To promote World Oral Health Day, a vast array of mass media and school-based promotion activities were conducted throughout Hong Kong in February and March, including exhibition panels in public transport facilities, radio and television broadcasts, newspaper advertorials, games on social media, and poster display in housing estates, private dental clinics, public amenities, secondary schools, etc.   Particularly on 11 March, an activity day to celebrate the World Oral Health Day was jointly organized by the Department of Health of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, the Hong Kong Dental Association and the Hong Kong Housing Authority. Under the theme “Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health”, public awareness of oral health in relation to body health was promoted and the public were also reminded to avoid the common risk factors and seek regular professional oral care through interactive games, oral health talk, musical performances by local special school students and dentists, exhibitions on oral health information, tooth cleaning skills demonstrations, and so on. 

From left to right: Dr Tin Chun Wong, National Liaison Officer of FDI World Dental Federation; Dr Haston Liu, President of the Hong Kong Dental Association; Dr Wiley Lam, Consultant-in-charge, Dental Service of the Department of Health; Mr Martin Tsoi, Assistant Director of Housing (Estate Management); Dr Raymond Lee, Chairman of the Dental Council of Hong Kong and Professor Edward Lo, Chair Professor of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Hong Kong, officiated at the opening ceremony for the Activity Day.



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