ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

Media Release —
ADIA Encourages Public to Act on Mouth Health

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— 20 March 2019
For Immediate Release

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products, is encouraging its members and the public to get involved in spreading this year’s World Oral Health Day message to ‘Act on Mouth Health’.

The objectives for this year’s World Oral Health Day campaign are to motivate people to act to protect their oral health; drive people to have regular dental check-ups; position oral health professionals as gatekeepers; and secure commitment from policymakers to address the oral disease burden.

“ADIA is helping to spread World Oral Health Day’s message that oral diseases, such as tooth decay and gum disease, are widespread and preventable. Through proper self-care and regular dental check-ups, together with managing risk factors, good oral health and general health can be secured”, said Kym De Britt, ADIA Chief Executive Officer.

The World Oral Health Day campaign advises that it is never too early or too late to start looking after your oral health. Just like other major diseases, prevention, early detection and treatment are key to ensuring the best outcomes and reducing the risk for oral diseases and associated health complications.

“People can ‘Act on Mouth Health’ by adopting good oral hygiene habits; eating a healthy diet, particularly one low in sugar; quitting tobacco use; and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption”, said Mr De Britt.

ADIA is encouraging its members to share the message of World Oral Health Day by encouraging them to use World Oral Health Day’s logo and resources.

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Media Contact —

Brittany Butterworth
ADIA Communications Officer
t: 1300 943 094.....e: media@adia.org.au

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