NMA wants Oral health education in nation’s Curricula

NMA wants Oral health education in nation’s Curricula

The Nigerian Medical association (NMA), has called for the inclusion of Oral health education in the nation’s Curricula. Chairman of NMA, Edo State branch, Dr. Valentine Omoifo made the remark at the 2019 World Oral Health Day Celebrations on Wednesday in Benin City. The theme for the the Celebrations, is “say haa, act mouth health”.

The Nigerian Medical association (NMA), has called for the inclusion of Oral health education in the nation’s Curricula.

Chairman of NMA, Edo State branch, Dr. Valentine Omoifo made the remark at the 2019 World Oral Health Day Celebrations on Wednesday in Benin City.

The theme for the the Celebrations, is “say haa, act mouth health”.

He said based on the importance Oral Healthcare, it should be made compulsory subject in both primary and Secondary Schools.

Omoifo also sued for training of medical personnel in order to to fit into the pyramid of modern medicine practice.

In his welcome address, Dr. Anthony Osaguona, Edo State Chairman of the Nigerian Dental association, said tooth loss should not be accepted as as a natural cause of ageing.

He said that the practice of good oral hygiene habits, and avoiding risk factors as well as regular dental check-ups can help people to keep a healthy mouth.

Osaguona, said these can achieved through their life-course, which has a positive impact on their general health and well-being.

He appealed to the State government to create a directorate of Dental services line of the federal Ministry of Health.

According to him, the measure would help to coordinate dental services and preventive measures on oral health diseases in Nigeria in line with the Minimantal Scientific Convention in Japan.

Dr. Ukachi Nnawuihi, delivered the health talk on oral healthcare on the occasioned which featured road walk and free dental check up.

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