World Oral HealthDay Challenge


A nationwide Campaign emphasizing the theme “Happy mouth is a Happy body” was launched on the 5th of March, The campaign had a challenge for everyone. There was a story writing and colouring competition for those aged 12 and below. A challenge to either create a 1 min video of how to look after your teeth and gums or creating an inspirational WOHD poster with this year’s theme. NZDA members were given the challenge of spreading the theme by either decorating their practise or through an oral health education community visit. The final challenge was for all age groups to use the "Brush and Boogie “filter and create video and tag us on the social media’s pages. The campaign was promoted via emails and through social media posts, these were boosted to cater for a larger audience. In total we had more than 5000 interactions through our Facebook campaign 

Name of association/organization
New Zealand Dental Association
Name of activity(ies)
WOHD Campaign
Type of activity(ies)
Media event
Social media campaign

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Number of activity(ies)
Number of participants (in activities)
Activity date(s)
from 5th March to 5th April
Press coverage details
Nationwide media release was done on the 20th of March NZDA president fronted up on National television to talk about sugar and its impact on oral/general health.



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