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The effectiveness of the 21-day brush day & night programme worldwide

Jo Frencken (Netherlands)
Paulo Melo (Portugal)
Virginie Horn Borter (Switzerland)
Arathi Rao (United Kingdom)

Time: 15:00 - 17:15
Room: RETIRO (Gallery)
Language: English
Chair(s): Marshall Gallant (United States)

Learning Objectives

  • > To understand the BDN model: twice-daily tooth brushing with fluoride toothpaste
  • > To evaluate the effectiveness of plaque removal in children through a validated method
  • > To understand the importance of twice-daily tooth brushing


An overview of the concept of the 21 days Brush Day & Night program will be presented, as well as the way the partnership between FDI-Unilever in this program is improving and providing giving so much useful information on oral health behaviour. In this phase III of the partnership, the results of the effectiveness of a one-year program on the behaviour and knowledge about oral health of children between 2 and 12 years old will be discussed. In addition, the outcome on the relationship between the presence of plaque and dental caries, related with the and behaviour and knowledge achieved by these children is presented. will be analysed. The experience acquired and these results gave provided the necessary information to move for to the next phase of the partnership that is starting now started in 2017.

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FDI 2017
29 August - 1 Septembre 2017
Madrid, Spain

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