World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is a public health and awareness campaign commemorated every year on the 20th of March. It is for supporting the improvement of oral health all over the world. It provides an occasion for national, regional and global activities that promote oral health. It stemmed from the International Year of Oral Health where the World Health Organization dedicated World Health Day to oral health in 1994. This year, World Oral Health Day’s theme is “Say aahhh” which is a reminder for everyone regarding the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums.
The fact of the matter is that more than 90% of the population worldwide will suffer from some dental disease during their lifetime. However, most of these dental diseases can be prevented and treated easily through the intervention of a dental health professional and the practice of good oral care. During the public health and awareness campaign, the public is given information regarding how to practice good oral health.
Professor Dr. Javed Akhtar Qazi
Head of Oral Medicine
Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology
Peshawar Dental College
Prime Foundation of Pakistan