As part of the World Oral Health Day, celebrated yearly on March 20, Vodafone Malta Foundation supported Special Olympics Malta who teamed up with the Faculty of Dental Surgery, University of Malta and the Dental Public Health Unit and offered free dental screening and oral health advice to fourty Special Olympics Athletes at the Playmobil Funpark. World Oral Health Day is an international event to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and promote awareness of good oral health for all worldwide.
The main aim of the activity was to bridge the gaps in the current health care system by creating more awareness and opportunities in this underserved client group. “We wanted to celebrate World Oral Health Day in a fun way and made sure that the athletes relaxed while cooperating and participating in the event that met their oral health needs,” said a representative from Special Olympics Malta. “Participants and their carers were offered free oral hygiene and dietary advice by dentists, dental hygienists and students were they also carried out dental examainations.”