To commemorate the 2022 World Oral Health Day, Fiji Dental Association will present a Continuing Professional Development lecture with invite to all dental practitioners through The Fiji National University . This lecture is open to in Fiji , neighboring nPacific Island Nations and beyond. The speaker , Dr Suniel.J.Nath will discuss the impact of oral health on the happiness of children and their families.
Oral health has significant impact on general health especially among children as it affects their ability to eat, consequently, nutrition affects growth, development and immunity. The well-being and quality of life of children is fundamental to their overall physical and mental health.
General dentists and oral health practitioners are usually the first to detect common oral diseases and conditions in various dentition stages. Once detected, early intervention for the management should be non-invasive, effective, well accepted by the patient. The dental fraternity continues to vigorously advocate for issues impacting children’s oral health care. The focus of this talk will be the multisectoral and multidisciplinary stakeholder involvement in the provision of oral healthcare services and support to children and their families.