Educational material for the general public
Learning about the best oral hygiene habits begins with parents and teachers. Pierre Fabre Oral Care provides them with educational kits to teach children the basic rules of oral hygiene, in a fun and interactive way.
Our actions for educating and raising awareness amongst the general public to encourage good oral hygiene
The Group particularly focuses its efforts on educating and raising public awareness on the benefits of good oral hygiene and the importance of regular visits to the dentist.
It produces interactive tools and kits for teachers on the subject to help children learn the basic rules of good oral hygiene while having fun.
The awareness-raising and training tools that Pierre Fabre Oral Care provides for health care professionals are developed in partnership with learned societies in oral medicine. We share the same aim of promoting good oral hygiene habits from the earliest age.
In Bulgaria, Pierre Fabre Oral Care has helped to educate more than 40,000 children on oral hygiene and health. Similar actions have been conducted in nursery schools in Singapore and Greece with the educational event, Elgydium Playland.
In France, the mobile app ‘Mon Raccoon’, which can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the App Store, is an educational tool aimed at preventing tooth decay in children and was developed by dental surgeons who specialise in treating children. It aims to develop oral and food hygiene skills. Additionally, tools that can be used at home (such as a brushing tracker and advice sheets) are also available to parents from ELGYDIUM Laboratories’ French website.
Partnerships with associations to promote good oral hygiene skills
Pierre Fabre Oral Care has established partnerships with local associations that offer oral hygiene training, sometimes at the same time as free consultations with volunteer dental surgeons for the needy.
In Portugal, Pierre Fabre Oral Care has decided to support the association ‘Mundo a sorrir’ which is dedicated to promoting equality through access to health care, promotion of well-being and individual development and integration into society.
In Poland, the Group is involved with the association ‘Usmiech bez barier’ that aims to promote access to dental care for disabled children with special needs.
In France, Pierre Fabre Oral Care has joined forces with the ‘Bus Social Dentaire’, a mobile organisation that provides emergency dental solutions for the disadvantaged. This social dental bus is the setting for more than 2000 dental consultations a year. Between 2100 and 2600 patients are treated every year by the Social Dental Bus and more than 3000 Pierre Fabre Oral Care products have been distributed.
The Max CADET Foundation, for oral health in Haiti
The Max CADET Foundation is a non-profit association that provides dental treatment to children and residents of disadvantaged areas in Haiti. With support from Pierre Fabre Oral Care, it has implemented a programme that has been rolled out in 2500 schools in the region of Port-au-Prince. The programme promotes measures for preventing oral diseases and provides additional dental care to treat them.
“Oral health is a key public health issue. It contributes directly to healthy ageing, is a social determinant of health and can influence the development of chronic diseases.”
Emmanuel Savi, Pierre Fabre Oral Care Brand CEO.