Shield celebrates World Oral Health Day with Pakistan Dental Association

Karachi, March 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): March 20th is celebrated every year globally as “World Oral Health Day” under the umbrella of the World Dental Federation (FDI), to raise awareness about oral health and how to prevent diseases that can be fatal. World Oral Health Day offers the dental and oral health community a platform for action to help reduce the global oral disease burden. The theme for World Oral Health Day 2015 is “Smile for Life”.

According to Pakistan Dental Association (PDA); almost 90% of all dental diseases go untreated. Almost every Pakistani has or will suffer from oral disease in their lifetime, ranging from gum diseases and tooth decay to oral cancer. Only 20% of the country’s population enjoys access to oral healthcare; 50% of school children have dental caries, and Oral Cancer is the second most common cancer in the country.

In Pakistan, Shield Corporation Ltd. has been working in the oral care category for over 30 years. Just like previous years, Shield has again joined hands with FDI and PDA to highlight importance of oral hygiene by setting up free dental camps across Pakistan in collaboration with Dental News in order to facilitate people and educate them. Shield is committed to undertake and participate in all activities to bring about positive change in the oral health of the population.

For more information, contact:
Shield Corporation Limited
509, Business Avenue, Block 6, P.E.C.H.S.,
Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-34385003-4
Email: mail@shield.com.pk
Website: www.shield.com.pk

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