Dental Public Health Committee
2017 Annual Oral Health Campaign Report
2017 Theme: “Healthy Lifestyle: Starts Here... Healthy Food... Healthy Mouth... Healthy Body “
The Dental Public Health Committee, along with the Students of the College of Dentistry KSAU-HS, is pleased to provide you the highlights of the Annual Oral Health Awareness Campaign 2017 held from March 19 to 23, 2017.
This oral health campaign brings together a group of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefit of good oral health to children, their family, and many others.
To help spread awareness of proper dental care, March 20 is marked as World Oral Health Day.
The Dental Public Health Committee at King Abdulaziz Medical City Celebrated Oral Health Day in a whole week of educational events. The campaign kicked off at Dental Services KAMC and included other venues.
In order to deliver clear oral health messages, communication and education is fundamental to a range of patients, especially to the pediatric patients and their families.
Becoming a dentist is a calling to serve others ( Giving the world a smile), thus the students participation from the College of Dentistry KSAU-HS
Patient Education, Health Communication:
To inform the public about health concerns and to maintain important health issues on the public agenda.
The committee, therefore, provides materials that make it easy to learn about the importance of oral care such as:
Oral health brochures
Significance of Oral Health and Dental Health to College Students
Current health issues can be caused by poor oral health practices, however, future health issues can also be caused by current poor oral health practices.
Educating college students about oral health today may prevent dental health issues in their futures.
Health literacy is vital at all stages of life, but promoting health literacy amongst college students sets them up for a lifetime of an improved literacy for health.
These dental and oral health education efforts could establish positive dental and oral health habits among college students and thus positively impacting their long term health and wellness.
The College of Dentistry students divided the camping into two groups, the male student, based in Collage of Dentistry buildings main entrance, and the female students at Collage of Sciences and Health Professions.
The Campaign’s target group was the students of KSAU-HS, where healthy food and healthy diets broachers were also distributed.
The last day of the campaign was held at the Rehabilitation Center at the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.
The targeted group involved both children and female adults, who required special, care either mentally, physically or socially. Hands-on practice on oral health care between the health educators and the target group was carried out with high enthusiasm.
Continuation of Accomplishment:
On behalf of the Dental Public Committee, we are committed to improving the oral health through public education and campaigns and these continuous efforts are long-standing and ongoing in KAMC-R.
Preventive care, particularly pediatric dental care, is essential for giving children the proper foundation for a healthy life, from childhood through adolescence and beyond.