March 20 Is World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day LogoWorld Oral Health Day (WOHD) is an international day to celebrate the benefits of having a healthy mouth and also to promote awareness about issues around oral health. It is also an opportunity to stress the importance of taking care of oral hygiene needs, for everyone and every age.

It is a day to have fun – and to smile!

According to FDI World Dental Federation website, 90% of our world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime. Many of them can be avoided with increased governmental, health association and society support and funding for prevention, detection and treatment programs. In addition, World Oral Health Day offers the dental and oral health community a platform to take action and help reduce the global disease burden.

The Theme For World Oral Health Day 2015 Is “Smile For Life!”

This year’s campaign is focused on wishing all people a lifelong and healthy smile. The theme has a double meaning: ‘lifelong smile’ and ‘celebrating life’. It also implies positivity and having fun, since people only smile if they are health and happy!

The campaign organizers are challenging each organization celebrating the day to come up with a call-to-action, “Take the time to…” For example, a dental office could adopt the tag line, “Take the time to brush and floss your teeth!”

Promote Your WOHD Event!

The FDI World Dental Federation has put together some handy resources for you to help celebrate and promote your special day. Watch this video to learn how.

  1. Visit
  2. Chose an option: poster, Facebook cover photo or Twitter cover photo
  3. Select a picture
  4. Complete the form

For more information, visit ADA Website or WOHD Website