World Oral Health Day: 20 March

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World Oral Health Day: 20 March

World Oral Health Day is observed globally on 20 March every year to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.

An Overview of the News

  • It aims to encourage and sensitise individuals to adopt good oral hygiene practices, take care of their teeth and learn how to prevent dental problems.

  • The theme of 2023 is 'Be Proud of Your Mouth', this theme has been used for the last three years and this campaign was started in 2021 by FDI.

  • According to a WHO Global Oral Health report, 514 million children in the world suffer from caries in primary teeth and about 75% of the population suffers from permanent tooth decay.

About the World Dental Federation

  • Establishment - 15 August 1900

  • Chairman - Ihsen Ben Yahya

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