On World Oral Health Day, RSGM UNAIR Holds Campaign at Bungkul

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The participants of the campaign voiced support and motivation on the importance of maintaining dental health to visitors of Car Free Day in Taman Bungkul, Surabaya, Sunday morning, March 18. (Photo by courtesy)

UNAIR NEWS – World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated every 20 March. To celebrate it, Dental and Oral Hospital (RSGM) of Universitas Airlangga held a campaign in Car Free Day at Bungkul Park on Sunday morning, March 18. The participants gathered to voice their support and motivation on the importance of maintaining oral health to all Car Free Day visitors that day.

“We are here for good and correct toothbrushing campaign so people are able to maintain their own dental health, “said Head of Campaign Firlana.

In addition to the Oral Health Day commemoration, the action is intended as a form of FKG and RSGM (Dental and Oral Hospital) UNAIR commitment in supporting the oral health in the world. Therefore, in the framework of WOHD 2018 this time, BEM FKG, FKG, and RSGM UNAIR also distributed packages of toothbrushing equipment for free.

The package contained a toothbrush, a mouthwash glass, and a mouthwash. Car Free Day visitors seemed very enthusiastic. In fact, they raced to get them.

“We are very happy to see the enthusiasm of the people in this event. Hopefully the campaign is able to increase public awareness in cleaning the teeth, “added Larasati Ramadiani as speaker in the event .

The series of WOHD activities are still ongoing until Tuesday, March 20 in RSGM UNAIR with the concept of a short seminar, doctors, coas (co-assistants), and employees RSGM and UNAIR students were very excited to follow the activity through efforts educating the public, visitors RSGM UNAIR.

RSGM visitors thoroughly and enthusiastically pay attention to slide after slide. The contents are about dental disease prevention efforts. At the end of the session, the discussion was held between the visitors and the speaker, a doctor of RSGM UNAIR.

Vice Director I RSGM UNAIR Dr. Soegeng Wahluyo, drg., M.Kes., Sp.KGA (K), as the speaker person expressed his happiness over the implementation of the activity. He hoped such activities will be able to guide and educate the public, especially about the condition of their teeth and mouth. In closing the event, Dr. Soegeng also helped distributing dental hygiene packages to visitors and patients.

“Through this activity, hopefully they (people, ed) can live healthier,” he said. (*)

Author: Annisa Fitria Sari

Editor: Feri Fenoria


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