Fujitsu launches preventive dentistry health education for 70,000 employees in Japan
Tokyo, January 26, 2024
Fujitsu today announced the launch of a large scale health education initiative for Fujitsu’s approximately 70,000 employees in Japan from January 26, 2024 to encourage employees to take proactive steps to maintain and improve their oral and dental health. Oral and dental health affects overall wellbeing and is an important element in achieving better quality of life. This health education program will promote Fujitsu employees’ understanding of preventive dentistry to manage oral and dental health and will update them about the causes and risks of dental caries and periodontal disease.
The Fujitsu Group considers its people as its most important asset and places a special emphasis on initiatives to maintain and improve its employees’ health and wellbeing. In 2019, projects to promote the prevention of health issues like cancer, headaches, back pain, and bone issues were launched, creating an environment where all employees feel supported and empowered to work positively and healthily, both in mind and body. Ongoing initiatives to promote dental health include regular dental examinations, conducting preventive dentistry seminars for each age group, and taking measures to change the Fujitsu Dental Clinic to a Preventive Dentistry Clinic (1). Implementing health education will build upon these efforts, alongside the use of solutions including Fujitsu’s Preventive Dentistry Cloud Service (2).
Overview of health education program: “Health improvement starts with teeth and mouth”
Under the supervision of the chief of the Fujitsu Dental Clinic, Dr. Yuji Fukui, the program will offer employees knowledge and practical methods to protect their oral and dental health, including modules that emphasize basic oral and dental health awareness, dental care methods, and the importance of receiving professional care at a dental clinic. The program will include messages from Professor Dowen Birkhed, a Swedish dentist who is a world renowned expert in the field of preventive dentistry, which highlight the importance of practicing oral and dental care to further motivate and encourage participants.
Implementation period: January to August 2024
Participants: Approximately 70,000 Fujitsu Group employees
Implementation method: e-learning
- Basic oral and dental health awareness
- Oral and dental care
- Promotion of health in the workplace
- Improved oral and dental health awareness among employees, increased rate of dental examinations, behavioral changes in daily care
- Regular dental clinic visits and treatment interventions for employees
Moving forward, Fujitsu will continue to advance employees’ oral and dental health by providing regular dental examinations and analysis of dental-related data to provide health support that encourages self-management. In addition, it will utilize the dental caries susceptibility check function (3) of the Fujitsu Preventive Dentistry Cloud Service, a tool which is used by the Fujitsu Dental Clinic, to support dentists and dental hygienists in educating and influencing patients’ behavior. Fujitsu aims to share the company’s best practices to other dental clinics, companies, government institutions, etc., and to promote oral and dental health towards sustainable improvement of society’s well-being as a whole.
- Preventive Dentistry Clinic renovation :
This clinic opened on September 1, 2023 as a managed dental clinic. While educating employees about oral and dental health, we received many requests for introductions to facilities that provide dental care with an emphasis on prevention. In response, we reviewed the existing dental equipment and services, and renovated Fujitsu Clinic, which previously focused on the treatment of dental caries, etc. into Fujitsu Preventive Dentistry Clinic, which focuses on investigating the causes and risks of dental caries and periodontal disease, preventing the onset of diseases, and maintaining long-term oral and dental health.
- Fujitsu Preventive Dentistry Cloud Service :
A personal health records (PHR) service that converts oral and dental diagnosis into data and allows dental clinics and patients to share data securely. Patients can easily view data and images of their own mouth and teeth on a smartphone or computer, allowing them to review their medical treatment and use it for dental self-care.
- Dental caries susceptibility check function :
Under the supervision of Professor Dowen Birkhed and Makiko Nishi, a dentist and chairperson of the NPO Promoting Scientific Assessment in Prevention of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease (PSAP), the Fujitsu Preventive Dental Cloud new features developed within the service. By inputting information such as a patient's oral condition and lifestyle habits, it is possible to easily visualize the degree of susceptibility to dental caries using a radar chart.
Fujitsu’s Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 represent a set of common goals to be achieved worldwide by 2030.
Fujitsu’s purpose — “to make the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation” — is a promise to contribute to the vision of a better future empowered by the SDGs.
Fujitsu’s purpose is to make the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation. As the digital transformation partner of choice for customers in over 100 countries, our 124,000 employees work to resolve some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Our range of services and solutions draw on five key technologies: Computing, Networks, AI, Data & Security, and Converging Technologies, which we bring together to deliver sustainability transformation. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.7 trillion yen (US$28 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023 and remains the top digital services company in Japan by market share. Find out more: www.fujitsu.com.
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Date: 26 January, 2024
City: Tokyo, Japan
Company: Fujitsu Limited