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Celebrate World Oral Health Day on March 20

Join #WOHD15 and Share Your Customized World Oral Health Day Poster

March 19, 2015

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CHICAGO — Dental professionals from more than 70 countries will be honoring World Oral Health Day and its 2015 theme of “Smile for Life" on Friday, March 20. This year, a fun, new app provides participants with the ability to customize their own World Oral Health Day posters to share via Facebook or Twitter with colleagues and friends worldwide, as well as hang the posters in dental offices, schools or anywhere that public health information is available. 

World Oral Health Day offers the global dental profession a platform to take action in a world-wide effort to reduce tooth decay and organize programming and events under a single, unifying and simple message. The observance is organized by the FDI World Dental Federation in collaboration with Listerine®, Unilever, Henry Schein, 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