Colgate andIndian Dental Association(IDA) have successfully concluded their 13th annual Oral Health Month (OHM) program, as a part of their larger vision: Keep India Smiling. With the participation of about 34000 IDA dentists and 6 million dental check-ups, in over 1100 cities, the Oral Health Month 2016-17 came to a spectacular close!
The Oral Health Month program includes: imparting dental education to school kids; educating people on the significance of oral hygiene& promoting healthy oral care habits; and free dental camps for people of all age groups at various locations such as schools, malls, army canteens, and within the mobile dental vans. In 2004, OHM was launched as a 6-city program with only 70 IDA dentists
Talking about theOHM 2016 campaign, IssamBachaalani, Managing Director, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, said, "At Colgate, we are dedicated to improving the oral care habits of people across India, and Oral Health Month (OHM) is one of our key programs that we have been running in close partnership with Indian Dental Association (IDA), for the past 13 years.Dr. Ashok Dhoble, Hon. Secretary General, Indian Dental Association added, "IDA and Colgatehave been carrying out the two-month long Oral Health Month programevery year, for the past 13 years, to promote dental awareness amongst people of all ages.