Celebrated annually on 20 March, World Oral Health Day was launched by FDI World Dental Federation to raise global awareness on the prevention and control of oral diseases. Resources available to the media include a press release featuring key findings from a global survey carried out in 10 countries revealing how parents around the world cared for their children’s oral health growing up. The global press release and a supporting infographic are available in English, French, Spanish.

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Charanjit Jagait, Communications and Advocacy Director
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Press release

The press release is embargoed until 20 March 2018.

Oral health fact sheet

WOHD resources

  1. INFOGRAPHIC Teaching Children to Act on Mouth Health
  2. VIDEO Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health
  3. POSTER Act on Mouth Health - main
  4. POSTER Act on Mouth Health - dental practice
  5. POSTER Act on Mouth Health - children
  6. ADVERTISEMENT A healthy mouth and body go hand-in-hand
  7. CHECKLISTS WITH TIPS Good oral care for children
  8. CHECKLISTS WITH TIPS Good oral care for adults
  9. CHECKLISTS WITH TIPS Good oral care for governments
  10. TOOLKIT Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health campaign
  11. MY POSTER APP Customize your own WOHD19 poster and social media assets
  12. EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR TEACHERS Mouth Heroes for Schools - A multimedia resource with lessons on good oral health for children aged 5–9

About FDI

FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative body for over 1 million dentists worldwide. Its membership includes some 200 national member associations and specialist groups in over 130 countries. FDI’s vision: ‘leading the world to optimal oral health’.