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FDI statement on recent attack in Barcelona

18 August 2017

FDI is aware of yesterday’s attack in Barcelona and is deeply saddened by the loss of lives following this tragic event. We stand in solidarity with the people of Spain in these difficult times of unrest in the world.

Dentist standing in her practice

Statistics report reveals oral health crisis in Ireland due to cuts in state funding

02 August 2017

New data shows that the number of dental treatments funded by the national healthcare system has fallen by over 16% between 2013–2016.

SDGs - health

World Health Organization estimates cost of reaching global health targets by 2030

02 August 2017

Ninety-seven million premature deaths could be prevented globally if investments to expand services towards universal health coverage are implemented.

World Dental Congress 2017 Madrid

FDI returns to Madrid for congress, brings the world together to improve oral health

31 July 2017

With less than a month to go before our World Dental Congress, we look closely at the main highlights of this year’s event.

Network with colleagues from around the world at ADA’s annual meeting

28 July 2017
FDI Member

Make lasting connections at the American Dental Association (ADA) annual meeting in Atlanta 19–23 October.

Doctor looking into male adult patient's mouth

Session during World Dental Congress draws attention to ‘No health without oral health’

27 July 2017
Noncommunicable diseases

FDI-NCD Alliance will address how the dental community can leverage the NCD agenda to deliver on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Patrick Hescot

Worlds apart – but together in FDI

27 July 2017

This month I report on my meeting in Astana with the Minister of Health of Kazakhstan and members of the newly-formed FDI national committee for Kazakhstan; my meeting in Mexico City on the role of our federation in the prevention of oral diseases through our advocacy work; a few key event not to miss in Madrid related to World Oral Health Day, the Oral Health Observatory, and a joint session with the NCD Alliance.

David Herrera

Raising awareness about periodontal disease

12 July 2017

Prof. Dr David Herrera, professor of periodontology at the University of Madrid, discusses awareness of periodontal disease, the role of the dental team in its management, periodontal emergencies and other related issues such as antimicrobial resistance in advance of the World Oral Health Forum 2017.

woman with periodontal disease

FDI makes global periodontal health a priority over the next three years

04 July 2017

The implementation of the Global Periodontal Health Project was set in motion this this year to prioritize periodontal health at a national level through health promotion and disease prevention, and to integrate oral and periodontal health into policies addressing noncommunicable diseases. This year’s World Oral Health Forum in Madrid will take an in-depth look at the issue.

IDJ 2016 impact factor

International Dental Journal sees impact factor increase in 2016

03 July 2017
Scientific journals

FDI is pleased to announce that the 2016 impact factor for its International Dental Journal (IDJ) is 1.362, an increase from 0.967 in 2015.