Task Teams and Working Groups

Task Teams and Working Groups are established by the Council to consider matters which are not falling within the purview of any Standing Committee.

Dental Ethics Working Group

FDI published their first Dental Ethics Manual during the AWDC in Dubai 2007. Over 10.000 copies have been distributed successfully worldwide and have been translated in several languages. The manual is used in under – and post graduate teaching. A revision and extension is desirable. The format should be under discussion. In this timeframe online and digital possibilities need to be looked at to minimize cost and to enlarge the accessibility and distribution of the information. Information that could be added include liability, indemnification and (dentist and patient) insurance.

This project/information is of fundamental importance to the dental profession as it:

  • presents practical and tangible information for NDA’s, practitioners, students and educators
  • enables dentistry to show their professional standard on ethics internationally
  • places dentistry at the heart of the dental and health system
Michael Sereny portrait
Chair
Michael Sereny
Germany
Wolter G. Brands portrait
Wolter G. Brands
Netherlands
Sudeshni Naidoo portrait
Sudeshni Naidoo
South Africa
Suzette Porter portrait
Suzette Porter
Australia
Ward Van Dijk portrait
Ward Van Dijk
Netherlands
Jos Welie portrait
Jos Welie
United States of America
 

Dental Materials Task Team

Dental Materials Task Team approved by Council on September 2015.

Reinhard Hickel portrait
Chair
Reinhard Hickel
Germany
Jon E. Dahl portrait
Jon E. Dahl
Norway
Thomas Hart portrait
Thomas Hart
United States of America
Mutlu Özcan portrait
Mutlu Özcan
Switzerland
Michael Sereny portrait
Michael Sereny
Germany
Junji Tagami portrait
Junji Tagami
Japan
 

Global Periodontal Health Project Task Team

Patrick Hescot portrait
Chair
Patrick Hescot
France
Jo Frencken portrait
Jo Frencken
Netherlands
Sally Hewett portrait
Sally Hewett
United States of America
Li-Jian Jin portrait
Li-Jian Jin
Hong Kong SAR
Hiroshi Ogawa portrait
Hiroshi Ogawa
Switzerland
Harry-Sam Selikowitz portrait
Harry-Sam Selikowitz
Norway
Nikolai Sharkov portrait
Nikolai Sharkov
Bulgaria
Maurizio Tonetti portrait
Maurizio Tonetti
Hong Kong SAR
Ward Van Dijk portrait
Ward Van Dijk
Netherlands
 

Nominations Task Team

The Nominations Task Team shall, under direction of the Council:

  • Foster the development of a list of candidates, raise awareness of FDI vacancies, raise awareness for volunteering in an FDI posiiton and assist FDi members and leaders in dentistry in nominationg candidates for the FDI elections;
  • Monitor and advise Council on the criteria for vacancies; credentials, experience and re-eligibility requirements for nominees for all vacant positions;
  • Assist in Committee evaluations; and
  • Report annually to the Council.
Greg Chadwick portrait
Chair
Greg Chadwick
United States of America
Ihsane Ben Yahya portrait
Ihsane Ben Yahya
Morocco
Neil Hewson portrait
Neil Hewson
Australia
Nikolai Sharkov portrait
Nikolai Sharkov
Bulgaria
 

Oral Health for Ageing Population

The mandate of OHAP Task Team members, nominated by their respective National Dental Associations, is for the duration of OHAP partnership (November 2014 - December 2018).

Terms of reference:

  • Provide scientific expertise
  • Propose the scientific programme and format for the Lucerne Conference 2016 and 2018
  • Propose possible dissemination activities to promote oral health for an ageing population

Recommendations on how to continue the OHAP Partnership should be provided by the OHAP members at the end of their term (2018).

Kakuhiro Fukai portrait
Chair
Kakuhiro Fukai
Japan
Kenro Hori portrait
Honourary Chair
Kenro Hori
Japan
Christoph Benz portrait
Christoph Benz
Germany
Sophie Dartevelle portrait
Sophie Dartevelle
France
Judith Jones portrait
Judith Jones
United States of America
Yasuhiro Kataoka portrait
Yasuhiro Kataoka
Japan
Keita Kobayashi portrait
Keita Kobayashi
Japan
Yoshihiro Shimazaki portrait
Yoshihiro Shimazaki
Japan
 

Oral Health Observatory Task Team

FDI launched the Oral Health Observatory (OHO) in 2014. Following a successful pilot project, FDI will roll-out OHO to collect data and inform advocacy on oral health status, services and quality of life in several countries worldwide. The OHO Task Team guides the implementation of OHO and provides relevant expertise to the project.

Michael Sereny portrait
Chair
Michael Sereny
Germany
Georgios Tsakos portrait
Georgios Tsakos
United Kingdom
David M. Williams portrait
David M. Williams
United Kingdom
 

Policy Statement Task Team

PSTT will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Evaluate the timeline of the policy statements development
  • Evaluate and propose an improved process of policy statements presentation to the delegates at the Open Fora and General Assembly
  • Evaluate the monitoring process of the scientific, terminological, and quality content of policy statements
  • Revise the policy statement manual, with emphasis on the need for policy statements to be aligned with FDI global strategy
  • Evaluate the maximum number of policy statements presented to General Assembly
Philippe Calfon portrait
Chair
Philippe Calfon
France
Ihsane Ben Yahya portrait
Ihsane Ben Yahya
Morocco
Michael Sereny portrait
Michael Sereny
Germany
Nikolai Sharkov portrait
Nikolai Sharkov
Bulgaria
 

Quality in Dentistry Working Group

Quality in dentistry is becoming an important issue, like Quality in Medicine has been already. For this reason, FDI decided to initiate and lead the discussion on this topic in a global perspective and emphasizing on the diversity of the concept of quality. The purpose of the Quality in Dentistry working group is to produce discussion and reference documents on Quality in Dentistry, in particular, a Policy Statement on Quality in Dentistry.

Michael Sereny portrait
Chair
Michael Sereny
Germany
Callum Durward portrait
Callum Durward
Cambodia
Roland L'Herron portrait
Roland L'Herron
France
William Ken Rich portrait
William Ken Rich
United States of America
Marc Tennant portrait
Marc Tennant
Australia
Martin Tickle portrait
Martin Tickle
United Kingdom
Ward Van Dijk portrait
Ward Van Dijk
Netherlands
Gregory Zeller portrait
Gregory Zeller
 

Vision 2020 Task Team

Vision 2020 Task Team approved by Council on September 2016.

Ihsane Ben Yahya portrait
Ihsane Ben Yahya
Morocco
Jaime Edelson portrait
Jaime Edelson
Mexico
Michael Glick portrait
Michael Glick
United States of America
Li-Jian Jin portrait
Li-Jian Jin
Hong Kong SAR
David M. Williams portrait
David M. Williams United Kingdom
 

World Oral Health Day Task Team

WOHD Task Team approved by Council on April 2017.

Edoardo Cavalle portrait
Chair
Edoardo Cavalle
Italy
Ashok Dhoble portrait
Ashok Dhoble
India
Jaime Edelson portrait
Jaime Edelson
Mexico
Marshall Gallant portrait
Marshall Gallant
United States of America
Alvaro Roda portrait
Alvaro Roda
Uruguay
Nikolai Sharkov portrait
Nicolai Sharkov
Bulgaria
Georgios Tsiogas portrait
Georgios Tsiogas
Greece
 

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