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FDI continues to represent the profession at global event on antimicrobial resistance

17 November 2017
Antimicrobial Resistance

Attended by Dr Susie Sanderson, FDI was once again the only organization present to represent the oral health profession at a global event to accelerate action on tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Designed as a global call to action to fight AMR, the meeting aimed to build consensus around priority areas, research to address knowledge gaps, and further collaboration across all sectors.

WDC Interviews: Hande Sar Sancakli

An important source of continuing education

07 November 2017
Congress

Dr Hande Sar Sancakli, Vice-Chair of the FDI Education Committee, describes the FDI World Dental Congress as "an important source of continuing education" and outlines her view of a well-presented abstract.

GPHP survey

Survey shows less than half of NDAs monitor and evaluate periodontal disease

01 November 2017
Periodontics

While some National Dental Associations (NDAs) have a national monitoring and evaluation plan of periodontal disease, survey highlights gap.

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Dentists can help provide oral healthcare for displaced persons from their own communities

25 October 2017
Healthcare

While there is much work still needed to strengthen health systems so they can meet the growing needs of displaced and host populations, dentists can play their part from their own communities by helping disseminate information on access to oral healthcare.

WHPRC 2018

Attend the leading conference on health professional regulation

24 October 2017
Event

Save the date: World Health Professions Regulation Conference next 19-20 May 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. Register early and save.

AEEDC 2018

Registration for AEEDC Dubai 2018 is now open

18 October 2017
Event

The UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai) will occur on 6-8 February 2018 in the United Arab Emirates.

Planmeca partnership

Planmeca Oy becomes the latest global supporter of World Oral Health Day

16 October 2017
World Oral Health Day

FDI and Planmeca Oy are teaming up to promote the importance of oral health and its impact on general health and well-being next 20 March.

Dr Guillermo Rivero

An invitation to Buenos Aires

11 October 2017
Congress

Dr Guillermo Rivero, President of the Argentinian Dental Association (Confederación Odontológica de la República Argentina), discusses the global landscape of dentistry today and highlights why Buenos Aires is the ideal venue.

FDI Smile Award

Call for applications for FDI Smile Award ends 30 November

04 October 2017
Grants

The FDI Smile Award, valued at US$5,000, recognizes the work of member associations and serves to promote preventive oral care at local level.

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FDI ensures oral health community interests represented at key Minamata Convention on Mercury meetings

04 October 2017
Amalgam

FDI ensured the oral health community was represented at the 1st Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1). WHO held a side event in the run up to COP1 and FDI used the opportunity to call for an update of the “WHO Guideline on Future Use of Materials for Dental Restoration”.