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Statement from BOS to support WFO’s inaugural World Orthodontic Health Day

News that the World Federation of Orthodontists has created an annual World Orthodontic Health Day has been welcomed by the British
Orthodontic Society. The date chosen for the first worldwide celebration is 15 May because this is the anniversary of the formation of the WFO in
1995.

The announcement of WOHD takes place during the meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists meeting in San Diego this month. It
will be made by the President, Dr Allan Thom of the UK, who will address all the Presidents of the WFO’s member organisations. Richard George, Director of External Relations for the BOS, commented:

“We are delighted to support World Orthodontic Health Day. The emphasis being placed by the WFO on the health benefits that orthodontics can bring to patients is welcomed by the BOS. This ties in neatly with a similar initiative in the UK and the launch of a new document from the BOS called
Better Teeth for Life in early May.

“We are delighted that the inaugural celebration takes place during the year when Dr Allan Thom of the UK is President of WFO. We wish Allan and colleagues (the WFO affiliate organization presidents gathered for the WFO’s annual breakfast reception at the American Association of Orthodontists meeting) a successful launch of this important new global event celebrating orthodontics.”