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Dr Marcel Noujeim

Radiology and radiological procedures in everyday dentistry

13 December 2017
Congress

Dr Marcel Noujeim, Professor and Graduate Programme Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, describes why it's important for dental professionals to perform and interpret radiographic procedures.

Patient responding to the FDI Oral Health Observatory survey

Costa Rica, India and Italy complete recruitment of dental practices for Oral Health Observatory

07 December 2017
Research

National Dental Associations in these three countries are leading the way in the data collection for the Oral Health Observatory (OHO)

Dental inequalities in London, UK (2012)

Barriers to oral health create regional divide among England’s rich and poor

07 December 2017
Healthcare

A recent report reveals an existing a divide in good oral health between northern and southern England, as well as rich and poor

Man getting a dental checkup

FDI and Sunstar will deliver guideline on prevention and management of oral cancer

06 December 2017
Oral cancer

The guideline will be a tool for oral cancer risk assessment at the dental practice and will be released at the 2018 World Dental Congress

2nd FDI Middle Eastern Dental Congress

FDI Regional Congress in Tehran will focus on contemporary clinical practice

30 November 2017
Congress

The FDI Middle Eastern Regional Congress will gather world-class speakers from the dental professional in Tehran next 17–20 April 2018

Letter from the President: Kathryne Kell

Thinking globally, acting locally

29 November 2017

My travels in November - to the tremendously successful annual meetings of the German Dental Association and the Portuguese Dental Association respectively, and to FDI’s headquarters in Geneva - reinforced my confidence that the international dental community is well equipped to embrace the challenges of the future.

©WHO/Q. Mattingly

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.

Letter from the President: Kathryne Kell

Leading FDI together

30 October 2017

Over the course of the last month, my new role as FDI President has already taken me to three different continents where I have been continually impressed and energized by the dedication and expertise of our local members and representatives.