Letter from the President

Patrick Hescot

March is always an exciting time at FDI

29 March 2017

March is always an exciting period for new initiatives at FDI - increasingly so since 2013, when we began celebrating World Oral Health Day (WOHD) on 20 March. Early results from our Live Mouth Smart campaign in 2017 are very encouraging, showing that the reach of our awareness raising efforts is growing. I was also so pleased to be the first FDI President to celebrate WOHD in Africa.

Patrick Hescot

Live Mouth Smart on World Oral Health Day 2017

24 February 2017

The Middle-East has been one of my focal points during the past few weeks, with events in Aswan (Egypt), Dubai (United Arab Emirates). More recently, I was in Chicago, for the Leadership Meeting of the American Dental Association (ADA) and, crucially, a strategy workshop for the Executive Board.

An exciting year ahead for FDI

26 January 2017

For my first Letter of 2017, I would like to express my confidence that FDI can keep up the momentum of 2016 in all aspects of its work. We have a number of exciting campaigns, projects and events underway, which will serve to once again enhance the reputation of FDI as the go-to organization for oral health worldwide.

Face-to-face meetings strengthen cooperation

01 December 2016

My recent visits to the Japan and Germany Dental Associations left me well briefed on the priorities, activities and achievements of our member organizations and I am happy to confirm that we continue to enjoy excellent working relations. In Japan, I also addressed and participated in anniversary events with a key partner GC Corporation.

21.09.16 - A watershed moment

21 September 2016

A call for support following Typhoon Haiyan

03 December 2013

A call for support following Typhoon Haiyan
Dr Tin Chun Wong, FDI President

I and my fellow FDI Council members were deeply saddened by the images of the Philippines distributed around the world.