The high quality of Swiss dentistry is internationally recognized, this is mainly due to the excellent level of teaching at the dental schools. Many foreign students and qualified dentists come from abroad for the undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
The SSO is also internationally famous for its prevention programs since the sixties.
This campaign has been introduced in the communes via the schools and kindergartens. The result has been that the Swiss population has seen a drop in oral health issues in young people of about 90 %.
The communes finance the check ups and prophylaxis. The use of fluorides has played an essential role.