Oral Health Survey 2021 (“OHS 2021”) is a territory-wide survey conducted by Dental Service of the Department of Health commencing in November 2021. The objective is to collect updated and representative oral health information of the people in Hong Kong. In 2001 and 2011, the Department of Health had carried out similar oral health surveys. You can read the Oral Health Survey 2011 Reports through the link below.
2011 Oral Health Survey
In the present Oral Health Survey, the people of the following five groups will be selected randomly and be invited to participate. They are:
Department of Health has commissioned the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Hong Kong to conduct questionnaire interview and oral examination for OHS 2021. The method of this survey will follow the basic methods recommended by the World Health Organization.
All data collected will only be used for research and statistical purposes. Survey results will only be released in aggregated form. All personal data and contact information collected will be kept strictly confidential. All staff involved in the fieldwork will carry a Staff Identity Card issued by Department of Health for the purpose of identification. Members of the public may call the OHS hotline 2859 0291 to verify the Staff’s identity if in doubt.
When conducting interviews and oral examinations, all contractor staff will adopt appropriate precautionary infection control measures according to the local situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you or your family member is invited to take part in the OHS 2021, please give us your support and keep your appointment. Your active participation is helpful for improving the oral health of the population in Hong Kong.
The public may get more information on the OHS 2021 via:
Due to the re-organization of the Department of Health, ‘Oral Health Education Unit’ has been renamed as ‘Oral Health Education Division’ since 1 October 2019.
The Oral Health Education Division of the Department of Health organizes the ‘Love Teeth Campaign’ every year to promote the importance of oral health to the citizens of Hong Kong, to encourage them to establish good oral care habits at an early age and foster proper oral care practices among them.
Besides, in support of the appeal from the FDI World Dental Federation, since 2013, the ‘Love Teeth Campaign’ has designed its yearly theme in tandem with the ‘World Oral Health Day’(WOHD). In the past years, the WOHD has promoted that oral health and general health are closely related to the public and made them aware of oral problems such as dental decay and gum diseases, share some common risk factors with other systemic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer. These risk factors include poor personal hygiene, smoking and unhealthy eating habits. etc.
This year the theme is “Be Proud of Your Mouth”. It is calling on the public to adopt good oral care habits, such as keeping the mouth thoroughly clean, having regular dental check-ups, fostering healthy eating habits and staying away from smoking and alcohol, as well as consuming less sugar, for you to be proud of your mouth.
In the coming months, we will continue to organize events related to this year’s theme including radio broadcast, MTR advertisement, Facebook page and YouTube channel, so that the ‘love teeth’ message can be heard in every corner of the city. We hope that everyone will support the ‘Love Teeth Campaign’ and cultivate a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families for the betterment of oral and body health.
The participating students are trained through the programme and become the peer leaders on promoting oral health at school through a peer-led approach.
Peer Leaders are awarded for their leadership on promoting the Healthy Teeth School Culture. For details, please click here.
Applications are now invited for visits to the Brighter Smiles Playland for the year 2023-24.This is a programme targeted at kindergarten pupils of age 4 (K2/N3). All kindergartens are welcome. Please click here for the application.
Thank you very much for your participation in the activity. The activity details are as follows:
Enrollment Period: From August to September each year
Materials Collection Period: In October each year (Activity materials will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be available while stocks last.)
Activity Implementation Period: From November to the following May each year. For enquiries, please feel free to contact the "Kindergartens Group" of our Division. Please click here for details.
Bilingual exhibits are now available and ready for free loan to all local organizations. The exhibits include games, displays boards, models and CD-ROMs.
The report of Oral Health Survey 2011 is available for access and download. Please click here for details.
The Oral Health Education Division of the Department of Health has commissioned the Aristo Market Research & Consulting Company Limited to conduct a telephone survey to evaluate the effectiveness of Love Teeth Campaign 2021 during the period from 1 January to 24 January 2022. For enquiry, please contact Aristo Market Research & Consulting Company Limited on 3185 7635 or contact our Division on 2199 9200.