Fiji National Oral Health Week and World Oral Health Day

Dental check-ups

Various oral health awareness programs is being organized by the Lautoka Dental Department for targeted audiences such as Ante-Natal Clinic, pre-school students, secondary school students, dental outpatients, Lautoka Municipal Market area (general public) and Golden Age Home. The womb to tomb concept will be used as this will target all age groups and give an understanding to the general audience that tooth development starts at pregnancy and should be cared throughout lifetime. Therefore a health teeth lasts a lifetime. The National Oral Health Week is often launched and celebrated following World Oral Health Day. The aim of the NOHW and WOHD is to create awareness on improving oral health status and reducing oral diseases amongst the general public and also to reach out to the poor and underprivileged people.

The most key messages delivered and advocated to all Fijians was to; "Brush your teeth twice a day, using a soft, right sized toothbrush and a pea sized fluoridated tooth paste. Eat healthy well-balanced meals and snacks and visit your dentist at least twice a year." A healthy teeth lasts a lifetime.



Hospital Road

Lautoka Municipal Market