The EFP’s first global Gum Health Day will ‘have impact on public health’
Gum Health Day 2019 on Sunday, May 12 will be a global event with activities in at least 45 countries that will do much to boost public awareness of the importance of periodontal health.
Guide to national activities for Gum Health Day 2019, part 2 (Ireland-Portugal)
Ireland: During March, the society sought to create awareness of Gum Health Day among professionals and the public, along with support from dental media and partner associations. This has been followed by promotion via social media, at the Dublin Dental School, and at a student seminar on oral hygiene and prevention. Brochures and toothbrushes will be handed out to patients along with a gum-health self-assessment tool.
Perio societies in 45 countries prepare for Gum Health Day
Gum Health Day 2019 on May 12 is set to be the EFP’s biggest awareness day ever, with activities being planned in 45 countries. As well events and media communications planned by the EFP’s 37 affiliated members, societies from beyond the EFP are also taking part, including members of the Ibero-Panamerican Federation of Periodontology (FIPP).
EFP’s new members will be active players on Gum Health Day
The new international associate members of the EFP, who joined the federation at the end of March, will be active on May 12 with events to celebrate Gum Health Day 2019.