The Macedonian Dental Chamber is a member of FDI World Dental Federation. Their oral health campaign ran from November 2019 to January 2020 in a dental clinic. As there is a lack of awareness of oral hygiene, limited access to dental services, and fear of dental procedures in the country, one of the main objectives of the campaign was to build confidence, trust, and comfort around going to the dentist.
Children's oral health
Twenty-three children took part in campaign activities about the essential elements and benefits of maintaining good oral health. During the visits, children also learned about dental procedures and used the World Oral Health Day materials especially developed for children.
COVID-19 and social media
The oral health campaign was promoted on Facebook and Instagram. When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Macedonia by 13 March, Dr Nina Miteva, the campaign manager, appeared live on one of the most popular television shows and addressed viewers about the necessary steps to take during the pandemic and reminded them that having a healthy mouth was still important, even in these special circumstances.