Dr. Tony Hashemian presents Text2Floss at the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition

ATSU and friends feature Text2Floss in booth at AEEDC in Dubai.
ATSU and friends feature Text2Floss in booth at AEEDC in Dubai.

Text2Floss text messaging study was the focus of Dr. Tony Hashemian’s presentation on “The use of Social Media in Oral Health Promotion/Education” at the AEEDC in Dubai. He spoke the use of text messages as an easy to use and innovative tool for the global community to promote positive health-related behaviors.

Text2Floss and PH2OH are featured at AEEDC Dubai 2015.
Text2Floss and PH2OH are featured at AEEDC Dubai 2015.

The Text2Floss study examines whether the 7-day text messaging intervention improves the oral health knowledge and behavior of mothers of young children. With this innovative tool, health providers help communicate with their patients anticipating that intervention will raise participants dental IQ, comply with oral health provider’s advice, achieve good oral health and practice overall good oral home care.

Dr. Hashemian also described the Text2Floss as a new method of communication between health provider and patient on the importance of oral health care through private, NGO and nonprofit collaboration. It can also be used as an innovative option for Intra Professional education (IPR).

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