Dentsply Sirona has recently announced its commitment to promote World Oral Health Day 2022. This pledge aligns with the company’s sustainability strategy and programme, “Beyond: Taking action for a brighter world”, which aspires to lead the transformation towards a sustainable dentistry and to create 25 million healthy smiles by 2025.
For World Oral Health Day 2022, which will be celebrated on 20 Mar 2022, the manufacturer of dental products and technologies has partnered with the World Dental Federation (FDI) to support this effort and raise awareness of its mission on the day and throughout the year. Among other things, Dentsply Sirona is the award sponsor for the campaign’s best branded photo award, celebrating people who got the best use out of the World Oral Health Day brand in a single snapshot, while engaging and inspiring others to look after their oral health. The award winners will be revealed in June 2022 by FDI.
Further guidelines of the award can be found on the campaign website. Those interested in joining the effort to promote World Oral Health Day can follow the #WOHD22 campaign as well as Dentsply Sirona and FDI media for more information. Dentsply Sirona will announce further activities around World Oral Health Day in due time.
Don Casey, CEO of Dentsply Sirona, commented: “At Dentsply Sirona, we are determined to go above and beyond when it comes to making a positive impact on the oral health – and the quality of life – of people around the world. Oral health is central to every person’s overall health, happiness and wellbeing, and we are proud to support World Oral Health Day 2022.”
“We are delighted that Dentsply Sirona has joined forces with us to promote World Oral Health Day,” said Ihsane Ben Yahya, president of FDI. “The impact of good oral health on overall health, happiness and wellbeing is often overlooked – we need to change this. Governments are starting to recognise oral health as a priority issue thanks to the World Health Organisation (WHO) resolution adopted in May 2021, which is a significant step in the right direction. By working together across stakeholder groups, in celebration of World Oral Health Day, we can build on this momentum to help spread awareness and put oral health on everyone’s agenda.”
Dentsply Sirona already works on creating healthy smiles by supporting Smile Train, an international cleft-focused non-profit organisation. As part of a five-year cooperation and a five-million-dollar donation, it helps children around the world gain access to cleft treatment and offers them the chance to live a happier and healthier life.