World Oral Health Day 2013 – Community Outreach with Dr Zac Morse of Dental Bauhinia
This year’s theme of World Oral Health Day was ‘Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Life’ which reflects the major contribution that oral health makes to our lives.
Around the globe, governments, communities, dental practitioners, dental students, dental associations, schools, companies and other groups were involved in events organised under this one simple message.And so too was our very own resident dental expert Dr Zac Morse.
World Oral Health Day 2013 also served to remind us that oral diseases are among the most common chronic diseases: 90% of the world’s population is at risk from some form of disorder from caries (tooth decay) and periodontal (gum) diseases, to oral cancer.
DrZac Morse and his team at the Dental Bauhinia clinic in their efforts to engage the community that they live in, volunteered their services to provide dental care to seven girls fromCaptivating International. The girls originally from Qinghai,which is one of the poorest provinces in China, are in Shenzhen to learn Mandarin, English and receive vocational training and for the majority of them was their first visit to a dentist.
As a young boy I remember going to the dentist for the first time and it was a daunting experience. Fortunately I had a very caring dentist who allayed all my fears with his professional attitude, excellent care, a big smile and a Cartoon sticker to finish and thanks to my wonderful dentist’s advice I grew up with no oral health problems. I can safely say the girls of captivating were in similar safe hands with DrZac Morse.
Community outreach by private dental clinics and clinicians is still very uncommon in China around the world and World Oral Health Day in this case acted as a good example in this respect. Well done to DrZac Morse and the dental Bauhinia team.
Remember prevention is the best cure so if you haven’t had a dental check up in a while drop DrZac a phone call or email and schedule an appointment.
DrZac Morse can be contacted at Dental Bauhinia:
Shenzhen International Chamber of Commerce Building,
Block B, 9/F, 138 First Fuhua Road, Futian, Shenzhen
24 hrs ☏ 13670038844