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DENTAL SERVICES ACTIVITIES

IN CONJUNCTION WITH WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY 2017

THEME: "LIVE MOUTH SMART"

 

In conjunction with the upcoming World Oral Health Day on the 20 March 2017, the Dental Services of the Ministry of Health is currently organising a four days activities from the 13-16 March 2017 at the National Dental Centre (NDC).  The theme for World Oral Health Day 2017 is 'Live Mouth Smart', which means keeping the teeth wisely by good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having a regular dental check-up from early in life to help maintain optimal oral health into old age.

 

An estimated 350 participants from eight (8) private schools and the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Centre SMARTER Brunei are participating in these activities such as Dental Cinema, Interactive Games, Tooth brushing Exercise, Dental Experiment, Balanced Diet and Dentist Role Play.

 

The objective of this event, apart from commemorating the World Oral Day 2017, is to educate, cultivate and raise awareness towards good personal oral hygiene habits health and prevention of tooth decay among children including those with special needs.

 

With such activities, it is hoped that it will further strengthen the efforts towards the overall oral heath care and tooth decay prevention together with all stakeholders in this country, which is in line with one of the Minisry of Health's strategic priorities that is to inculcate that health is everyone's business.

 

For further information with regards to the World Oral Healh Day activities, the public may visit Ministry of Health's website www.moh.gov.bn or contact Darussalam line 123.

 

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Reference                  : KK/PR 4/1

Date                            : 14 Jamadilakhir 1438 / 13 March 2017

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