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Celebrate World Oral Health Day March 20

American Dental Association among the 2014 sponsors

March 04, 2014

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CHICAGO, March 4, 2014 — Dental professionals in more than 70 countries will be "Celebrating Healthy Smiles" to mark World Oral Health Day on March 20. This annual celebration is an opportunity to highlight the benefits of good oral health, promote awareness of oral health issues and emphasize the value of practicing good oral hygiene.

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

World Oral Health Day offers the global dental profession a platform to take action in a world-wide effort to reduce tooth decay. The observance is organized by the FDI World Dental Federation in collaboration with the American Dental Association, Listerine Mouthwash, Unilever Oral Care, Henry Schein Inc. and Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program.

Those interested in celebrating World Oral Health Day are encouraged to organize events on March 20 or within the month of March. Downloadable materials are available from the World Oral Health Day website at

Editor’s Note: Reporters are invited to follow the ADA on Twitter @AmerDentalAssn

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 163,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website