World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day 2022 celebrated globally: tell us how you marked the occasion

Did you participate in this year’s campaign celebrations? Share with us what you did for your chance to win a World Oral Health Day Award!

Each year, World Oral Health Day (WOHD) relies on you to drive awareness on how to prevent and manage oral diseases. Since the 2022 WOHD campaign launch last September, you’ve shown us how to “Be Proud of Your Mouth for your happiness and well-being”, and helped us emphasize the importance of taking care of your oral health by participating in the #MouthProudChallenge. Since the launch of the 3-year “Be Proud of Your Mouth” campaign in 2021, the #MouthProud wall has been decorated with more than 14,000 custom posters!

Mouth Proud wall

This year, FDI is pleased to report that there was a lot of social media activity on WOHD with strong support across stakeholders including from our members, Chief Dental Officers, hospitals, educators, media outlets, partners, and governments. There was also great engagement from WHO as well as other organizations across health conditions and professions.

Thank you to each and every person who participated in this year’s WOHD celebrations! All your hard work to promote the campaign has been instrumental in spreading awareness across the world about the importance of good oral health for a happiness and well-being.

Get a chance to win a WOHD Award, share your activity report

Make sure your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed and get the chance to get recognized for it. After 20 March, FDI invites you to complete your WOHD report. Your feedback is really important and enables us to tally the global impact of the campaign; make improvements for the future; and celebrate the most impactful campaign through the WOHD Awards. Submit your activity report by 15 May 2022. By doing so, you will automatically be taking part in the WOHD Awards competition.

Submit your report


WOHD Awards

Every year, FDI gives out six World Oral Health Day Awards to recognize those who organized the most outstanding campaigns, rewarding the work of FDI members, students, and the public. The WOHD awards are divided into six categories.

For FDI members (National Dental Associations) only:

For members of the International Association of Dental Students only:

For oral health professionals, the wider healthcare community and the general public (non-FDI members):

  • Best Branded Photo –  this Award is supported by our Global Partner, Dentsply Sirona.
  • Best campaign by a dental practice or other healthcare setting – this Award is supported by our Global Partner, Align Technology.

To select the WOHD Award winners, FDI will start evaluating the activity reports.

This is what happens:

• You submit your activity report by 15 May.

• Campaigns are shortlisted and voted on by the WOHD Task Team, a group of oral health experts guiding and supervising WOHD.

• A winner is selected for each Award category.

• Winners are informed will be informed sometime in June-July.

If you haven’t already, submitted your activity report today! Hurry up, deadline is May 15.

We look forward to reading your activity reports and recognizing outstanding efforts through the WOHD Awards.

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Thanks again to all of you for getting involved with WOHD22! We are humbled by your overwhelming support to make WOHD a resounding success.