The FDI World Dental Federation in conjunction with UNILEVER and Nigerian Dental Association initiated healthcare mode to promote oral health across the country.
In the just concluded community based oral health programme tagged “TALK TO A DENTIST,” oral health care services were conducted in various communities across the country, through their expert team providing quality dental health services to people of all ages who had limited financial
opportunity and healthcare personnel access to dental services.
Nigerian Dental Association (NDA) is the authoritative national voice of dentistry, a non-governmental and non-profit oriented organization dedicated to the representation and advancement of the profession, nationally and internationally, and to the achievement of optimal oral health.
NDA was founded in 1967 at Lagos, Nigeria by a handful of dentists practicing in the then federal capital of Nigeria; with over 3000 membership practicing locally and in Diaspora. Membership comprises of dentists in public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy; and membership is automatic after graduation from any of the accredited dental schools in Nigeria, and upon application by foreign trained dentists who wish to practice in Nigeria. NDA serves its members and the public by managing key oral health issues on their behalf and by coordinating dental health awareness programmes across the nation.
All the expected procedures were carried out, ranging from free dental consultation, scaling and polishing, tooth/teeth extractions, simple glass ionomer cement filings, to dispensing of antibiotics and analgesics and referral of complex cases to government hospitals.
The partnership programme had beneficiaries across the country, who were happy and grateful to the Nigerian Dental Association, world dental Federation (FDI) and Unilever for providing them the opportunity to be seen by Dental surgeons at no cost and the listed dental procedures carried out
free of charge.
They also received free pepsodent toothpastes; and reading materials on oral health were also distributed to them.