The Department of Dentistry (FETHI) on Monday, 21st March, 2022, joined the world to commemorate the 2022 Edition of the World Oral Health Day with the theme , ” Be Proud of Your MOUTH” .
“The World Oral Health Day” is a global observance day which is celebrated March 20th annually for the purpose to empower the Hospital Community and Public with the knowledge, tools and confidence to secure good oral health was marked with enriching activities for the Hospital community and public in the 3-day long event on (17th, 18th and 21st)March respectively.
The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi in his remarks, described the Department of Dentistry as one which holds one of the best Dental Laboratories across the Nation.
He commended the Head of Department and the organizers for a well packaged programmed and expressed hope that the attendees will be better enlightened in the course of the programme so they can be proud of their MOUTH .
Dr. Adeleke, a Consultant (Restorative Dentist) and the Head of Department, Dentistry (FETHI) in his welcome remark, described the MOUTH as the window of the body and the health of the mouth; a strong determinant and key player used for various mechanisms.
The Guest Speaker, an Oral Medicine Consultant from OAUTH, Dr. Oyetola E.O, in his lecture, took the attendees through the topic ; ” Be Proud of your Mouth :Exploring the Concept of Oral Systemic Inter-Relationship”.
He described the mouth as prolific; a key player in suggesting underlying systematic problems in the human body.
” A functional mouth is a pride to the owner “; therefore,
keep good oral hygiene, eat nutritious food & maintain sound systemic sound systemic health”,he urged.
The 3-day event was all encompassing which included; a community outreach programme at Igogo-Ekiti, Free Oral Checkup at the Dental Clinic and the World Oral Day Lecture.
While giving the vote of thanks on behalf of the Department, Dr. (Mrs)Ojo appreciated the Leadership and Management of FETHI for their support and everyone who had joined in the order of activities as she expressed hope that next March 20th World Oral Day Celebration will be bigger and better.