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March 20 is World Oral Health Day

Geneva—On March 20, dental professionals and others in more than 50 countries worldwide will be "Celebrating Healthy Smiles" on World Oral Health Day.

The 2014 day is organized by the FDI World Dental Federation in collaboration with the ADA. World Oral Health Day is sponsored by Listerine Mouthwash, Unilever Oral Care, Henry Schein Inc. and Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program.

The annual observance offers FDI member dental associations, schools, companies and other groups the opportunity to celebrate the day with events organized under a single, unifying and simple message. 

"Reaching local communities on World Oral Health Day 2014 is a priority for FDI. It can only be achieved thanks to the major effort by the national dental associations as well as dental students who prepare novel and exciting activities worldwide," said Dr. Tin Chun Wong, FDI president.

"When I see the number of organizations that have already signed up to celebrate WOHD in 2014, I realize that this year's activities will help us spread the word on optimal oral health even wider."

Visit worldoralhealthday.org for the latest news and a variety of downloadable materials, as well as a map pinpointing activities worldwide.