FDI World Dental Federation and Ivoclar Vivadent AG are joining forces in ‘Smile around the world’, a project to promote oral health and prevention among disadvantaged children with limited access to oral health care in Brazil and India.
‘Smile around the world’ is conceived as a participatory project involving dental teams, schoolteachers and schoolchildren. Dental teams selected by ABCD in Brazil or IDA in India will visit schools to raise teachers’ awareness of the importance of oral health and discuss with them how best to implement project components in a classroom setting.
'Smile around the world’ seeks to positively engage the children by involving them in the process through their own creative work so they both understand and participate in the oral health messages. The teacher-training component will ensure the long-term sustainability of the project.