Exploring Oral-Systemic Health: Myth or Truth?


Celebrating World Oral Health Day

The significance of oral health is increasingly recognized and rightly so, as it plays a pivotal role in systemic well-being. In alignment with this acknowledgment, the Student Association, in conjunction with the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Porto (FMDUP), the Mentoring Program, and the Integrated Program for Health Promotion and Well-being of UP, has decided to commemorate World Oral Health Day over a span of three days, from March 18th to March 20th.

Throughout these days, we will disseminate insights into oral health through the publication of myths or truths and intriguing facts. Additionally, as part of our commitment to community welfare, 30 students from the Integrated Master's in Dental Medicine program at FMDUP, under the supervision of faculty members, will conduct cost-free oral screenings for the entire University of Porto community.

On the focal day, March 20th, in addition to Instagram posts and screenings, we will conduct awareness sessions for elementary school students in the morning and engage in awareness activities at the Monte Pedral Association in the afternoon. The day will culminate in a World Café event for the entire UP community, centered around the discussion of myths and truths. This will include debates and presentations featuring brief scientific research on the topics covered, offering a holistic exploration of oral health. 

Together, let us mark World Oral Health Day with a commitment to education, awareness, and community well-being.

Name of association/organization
Associação de Estudantes da Faculdade de Medicina Dentária da Universidade do Porto
Name of activity(ies)
"Myths or truths?"; "Do you know that..."; "Oral screenings for the UP community"; "World café about myths and truth"; "Awareness-raising actions to promote oral health | Children and elderly people"
Type of activity(ies)
Dental check-ups
Round table
School visit
Social media campaign

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Number of activity(ies)
Number of participants (in activities)
Activity date(s)
March 18th, 19th and 20th
Press coverage details
Dynamic email from UP and FMDUP
Social networks from UP and FMDUP