Say Ahh — World Oral Health Day 2019
14th Feb 19
World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally every year on 20 March. It is the largest global awareness campaign on oral health.
Key issues for the dental industry —
The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products, is a supporter of WOHD and encourages all ADIA members to get involved in spreading the WOHD message.
WOHD spreads messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children alike and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being.
Each year, WOHD focuses on a specific theme and reaches out to the public, oral health professionals, and policy makers, who all have a role to play in helping reduce the burden of oral disease.
2018 was the first year of a three-year campaign. The message for 2018 was: Say Ahh, Think Mouth, Think Health. The message for 2019 is: Say Ahh, Act on Mouth Health. The message for 2020 will be: Say Ahh, Unite for Mouth Health.
Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health aims to motivate people to take charge of their oral health and take action to prevent oral diseases and protect their general health, through managing risk factors and seeking treatment in a timely manner when necessary.
To download WOHD resources, please visit the WOHD website:
Make sure to get involved in WOHD's 'I #ActOnMouthHealth by...' selfie campaign to spread the message.
If you are holding a WOHD event, as an ADIA member, you can add your event to our Dental Events website for free via the following link:
Further information —
For further information on ADIA's activities to support Australia's dental industry, contact ADIA via email at email@example.com or by telephone on 1300 943 094. To keep up to date on all that is happening at ADIA, follow the Association on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dental.industry, subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental, or on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/Australian-dental-industry-association.
Currency & Disclaimer —
This update was issued on 14 February 2019 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations. The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here.
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