Adekemi and her Dentalcare Foundation Reached out to Communities during the 2019 World Oral Health DayIdes Ofune 18th April 2019 0 COMMENTS
Remember that we profiled Adekemi Adeniyan of Dentalcare foundation for her great work in oral health for communities. In continuation of their work, this year during the World Oral Health Day, the foundation carried out a community outreach.
World Oral Health Day is an international day celebrated every year on 20 March. The day highlights the benefits of a healthy mouth and promotes worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health. The day also focuses on the importance of oral hygiene to everyone both old and young. The 2019 theme was “Act on Mouth Health” and according to FDIworlddental,it “motivates individuals to take charge of their own oral health by taking specific action to prevent oral disease and safeguard their overall health. Beyond the individual level, the campaign positions oral health professionals as key stakeholders in educating patients on the wider implications of protecting their oral health. Helping them recognize that preventive care is always the best option, but early detection and treatment are also crucial to ensuring the best outcomes against oral disease and associated health complications”.
To commemorate this day, Dentalcare Foundation visited Surajudeen Nursery and Primary School in Ado-ekiti to educate the pupils on their oral health and also give them free toothbrushes. The foundation distributed toothbrushes to 295 pupils and 26 teachers. Dentalcare strongly believe that educating a child on their oral health is giving them a greater chance at overall success. That is why teaching the children proper brushing technique is part of their campaign outreach.
Well done to Dentalcare foundation and please keep up the good work.
Ides Ofune is currently a PhD Student at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on civil society and accountability in improving the quality of education. She is the founder of Desert Bloom Initiative and editor of Desert Bloom Advisory. Ides is very passionate about education and creating an inclusive society. She speaks French and English fluently. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org