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AEEDC Dubai celebrates World Oral Health Day

By Dental Tribune International
March 20, 2014

DUBAI, UAE: Together with the FDI World Dental Federation, the International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) is celebrating World Oral Health Day today. Every year, AEEDC highlights the benefits of good oral health and promotes awareness about preventive dentistry and oral health care in its conference programme.

In celebrating World Oral Health Day, AEEDC Dubai, the largest dental conference and exhibition in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, joins several other dental associations and organisations throughout the world in this annual event.

As a provider of evidence-based continuing dental education to the dental community at large, AEEDC strives to participate throughout the year in events and occasions that address most health issues. It believes that it is important to celebrate World Oral Health Day as part of its role in raising awareness of oral health.

Dr Nasser al-Malik, Conference Chairman of AEEDC Dubai , emphasised: “Statistics from the FDI World Dental Federation show that 90 per cent of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime, although many of these conditions are preventable with increased governmental, health association and societal support and funding, detection and treatment programmes. In addition, 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren worldwide have dental caries, and toothache is the number one reason for absenteeism from schools in many countries.”

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