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Truth or Myth? Global Survey for World Oral Health Day Exposes the Truth About our Oral Health Habits

20 March 2017
World Oral Health Day

On the occasion of World Oral Health Day, we are revealing the results from a global survey carried out to determine people’s oral health beliefs and habits. The results exposed a significant gap between what people believe to be good oral health practices, versus what they actually do.

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Regenerative therapies are a field where much progress has been made

15 March 2017
Congress

Dr Mariano Sanz, Professor and Chairman of Periodontology at the University Complutense, Madrid, talks about regenerative therapies in the treatment of periodontitis and long-term perspectives for antimicrobial strategies in the prevention of oral diseases.

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3M becomes newest member of FDI’s Vision 2020 partnership

09 March 2017
Vision 2020

3M is the latest partner to join the Vision 2020 family, an FDI initiative to raise the political profile of oral health among governments and other decision makers at both a national and international level.

World Oral Health Day 2017

Celebrate World Oral Health Day this 20 March

09 March 2017
World Oral Health Day

In a world where 3.9 billion people suffer from oral disease, raising awareness on the importance of good oral health and its impact on general health and well-being is more relevant than ever.

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From Mexico to Switzerland, more countries are contemplating sugar tax

09 March 2017
Sugar

As Mexico’s sugar tax leads to a fall in consumption for a second year in a row since its inception, Switzerland explores the possibility of joining the over half a dozen other countries with a sugar tax already in place.

NOMA is a severe disease

WHO releases information materials for early detection and control of noma cases

09 March 2017
WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) just launched an information brochure, and derived poster, on early detection and management of noma in the African region.

Representation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

WHO reveals list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria posing the greatest threat to human health

09 March 2017
Antimicrobial Resistance

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of 12 families of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed, calling on hospital infection-control experts and pharmaceutical researchers to focus on these “priority pathogens”.

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A rewarding experience guaranteed at FDI Marrakesh Congress

13 February 2017
Congress

The 1st African Regional Dental Congress will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco from 27-29 April, under the theme ‘Driving Africa towards Optimal Oral Health’. Read the programme and register.

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Dentists should be consulted about AMR, FDI tells WHO

13 February 2017
Antimicrobial Resistance

FDI tells WHO that as dentists are among the major prescribers of antibiotics, estimated at between 7–11% of all antibiotic prescriptions they must be involved in antibiotic stewardship activities.

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FDI calls for measuring health rather than disease

13 February 2017
Policy

FDI seeks to anchor oral health and its new definition within the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and associated Goals.