Celebrating ‘a lifetime of smiles’: tell us how you participated in World Oral Health Day’s activities this year
Share with us what you did on World Oral Health Day for a chance to win a WOHD Award! Listen to Dental Check-up, and get inspired by worldwide events commemorating World Oral Health Day.
Every year, World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated on 20 March. The celebration unites people around the world with the necessary tools to secure and maintain good oral health.
This year marked the finale of our three-year campaign “Be Proud of Your Mouth.” We have received incredible support from people all over the world spreading WOHD messages on social media platforms and adding their smiles on the Mouth Proud wall.
Since the 2023 campaign launch last September, you’ve shown us to “Be Proud of Your Mouth for a lifetime of smiles,” and emphasize the importance of taking care of your mouth at every stage of life by participating in the activities like the #MouthProud Challenge.
From the time of its release in 2020, the “Be Proud of Your Mouth” campaign has reached more than 4 billion people in 209 countries!
With your involvement this year we have engaged stakeholders including our members, Chief Dental Officers, hospitals governments, partners, educators, and organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and others across health sectors and professions.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s WOHD celebrations! All your hard work to promote the campaign has been instrumental in spreading awareness about the importance of good oral health at every stage of life for a lifetime of smiles.
Let’s continue to spread our World Oral Health Day messages far and wide
Although WOHD is behind us, building awareness for good oral health is a year-round effort. We must continue to spread our messages far and wide.
Listen to our special podcast episode
As the global voice of the dental profession, representing more than one million dentists worldwide, FDI’s flagship podcast the Dental Check-up puts the spotlight on topical issues in oral health.
This World Oral Health Day, a special episode of the Dental Check-up was released. The episode brings you voices from around the globe, who share their personal experience of leveraging WOHD to help improve oral health.
In this episode of the Dental Check-up, Dr Charanjit (Chaz) Jagait and Dr Elham Kateeb raise awareness of the purpose of WOHD highlighting how the campaign relies on everyone's collective efforts to reach different audiences and spread important oral health messages, far and wide.
At the heart of the campaign's success lies the interactions between different nationalities, audiences, and key stakeholders to spread the valuable messages of promoting good oral health. The episode, therefore, brings to life three success stories of previous WOHD award winners, showcasing some of the activities that can be carried out to promote and improve oral health from the perspective of health professionals, the general public, and beyond.
Listen to the full episode to learn about the power of World Oral Health Day and how you can continue empowering people to prioritize oral health and live healthier lives.