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Dr Guillermo Rivero

An invitation to Buenos Aires

11 October 2017

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.

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

04 October 2017

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”.

FDI Smile Award

Call for applications for FDI Smile Award ends 30 November

04 October 2017

The FDI Smile Award, valued at US$4,000, recognizes the work of member associations and serves to promote preventive oral care at local level.

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WHO calls out conflict of interest in tobacco industry funding smoke-free foundation

04 October 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) addresses Foundation led by a former official and funded by tobacco company Philip Morris International.

Two more weeks to go until ADA’s annual meeting, find out what’s in store

04 October 2017
FDI Member

Establish an international network at the American Dental Association (ADA) annual meeting in Atlanta 19-23 October.

IDEM 2018 Singapore

IDEM 2018 strives for clinical excellence in Asia Pacific, registration now open

03 October 2017

The International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) will take place 13-15 April 2018 in Singapore. Register before 31 January and save.

Letter from the President: Kathryne Kell

New FDI strategy sets the scene for my Presidency

28 September 2017

I was honoured to formally take up my position as President of FDI during the World Dental Congress in Madrid in September and am excited by the challenges that lie ahead. To date, FDI has created and sustained programmes important to our members and the people in the countries we serve. We’ve united regions, and achieved financial sustainability. We’ve secured new partnerships, grown our reserves, and ensured that we have the resources we need to accomplish our goal of “leading the world to optimal oral health”.

Dr Kathryn Kell officially assumes FDI presidency (2017-2019)

FDI delivers successful World Dental Congress and welcomes new president

02 September 2017

After four days of back-to-back meetings, wide-ranging scientific sessions, and almost 5,000 m2 of dental exhibition featuring over 200 booths from manufacturers and suppliers, the 105th FDI World Dental Congress closes its doors and welcomes new FDI President Dr Kathryn Kell.

OHO giveaway at FDI booth

Lucky participants win new tablets for oral health research at World Dental Congress

01 September 2017

The tablets will feed data on the dental practice from the point of view of the practitioner and the patient to the Oral Health Observatory.

WOHD17 student association prize winners

‘Say Ahh’ announced as World Oral Health Day 2018-2020 theme

31 August 2017
World Oral Health Day

New campaign theme for World Oral Health Day launched at the FDI World Dental Congress 2017 Madrid. Students awarded for their WOHD celebrations during 2017 Live Mouth Smart campaign.