World Dentist Day 2012 observed in Bangladesh
The World Dentist Day 2012 was observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the world on Tuesday, aiming to raise awareness about dental diseases.
According to the ADA, FDI and IDEAF, dental caries or tooth decay is the most common chronic disease throughout the world, particularly affecting children and disadvantaged populations. Dental diseases result in unnecessary pain and suffering, and missed work or school days.
In the United States alone, employed adults lose more than 164 million hours of work annually because of dental disease or dental visits, according to the US Surgeon General’s oral health report.
In Bangladesh, different organisations held programmes to mark the day.
On the occasion, Dhaka Dental College & Hospital brought out a colourful rally and held a discussion and cultural programme.
In the morning, the colourful rally, brought out from the college, returned to campus after parading some city streets.
State Minister for Health & Family Welfare Mujibur Rahman joined the rally.
Later, addressing a discussion at the college, the minister called on the dentists to raise people’s awareness about dental diseases and provide health service to the patients.
Source : unbconnect.com