On 20 March every year, we ask the world to unite to help reduce the burden of oral diseases, which affect individuals, health systems and economies everywhere.World Oral Health Day aims to empower people with the knowledge, tools and confidence to secure good oral health.Oral diseases are a major health concern for many countries and negatively impact people throughout their lives. Oral diseases lead to pain and discomfort, social isolation and loss of self-confidence, and they are often linked to other serious health issues. And yet, there is no reason to suffer: most oral health conditions are largely preventable and can be treated in their early stages.World Oral Health Day is targeted to:
• individuals to take personal action
• schools and youth groups to deliver learning activities about oral health
• oral health professionals and the wider healthcare community to educate the populations they serve
• governments and policymakers to champion better oral health for all.
FDI relies on individual action worldwide to roll out World Oral Health Day in each country and create a truly global movement. We encourage you to use your local expertise to create awareness and roll-out WOHD in your community. Whatever you decide to do, however big or small, contributes to improving the oral health of populations globally.Organized by Pakistan Dental Association and Dental News in association with FDI World Dental Federation, World Oral Health Day involves dental colleges and members of the public from all over Pakistan with activities in over 18 different cities simultaneously in Pakistan.