Policy Statements and Resolutions

One of the goals of FDI World Dental Federation is to develop and disseminate policies, standards and information related to all aspects of oral health care around the world. It does this through the publication of FDI Policy Statements; declarations that lay out the current thinking on various issues related to oral health, oral health policies and the dental profession.

FDI Policy Statements are put together through consultation, discussion and consensus amongst leading dental experts from around the world. Many statements are the result of projects carried out by the FDI Science Committee, whilst others are produced in collaboration with organizations such as the World Health Organization.

NEW! FDI Policy Statements adopted/revised in 2016

Dental Unit Water Systems and Microbial Contamination
Minimal Intervention Dentistry (MID) for Managing Dental Caries
Partnering for Better Health - The Dentist-Patient Relationship
Preventing Oral Diseases
Evidence–Based Dentistry (EBD)
► Grey Market and Non-Compliant Dental Products
► Oral Health and Dental Care of People with Disabilities
Sports Dentistry

Resolutions adopted by the FDI General Assembly (GA)

2012 GA Resolution on Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury
2011 GA Resolution on Principle of Caries Classification and Management Matrix
2010 GA Resolution on Dental Amalgam

Policy Statements adopted by the FDI General Assembly

All current FDI Policy Statements are listed below in alphabetical order (A-Z)
(PDF versions can be downloaded by clicking on the title of each statement)

Action against illegal dental practice (2009)
Adverse reactions to resin based direct filling materials (2009)
Amalgam waste management (2009)

Basic Dental Education (2015)
Basic Responsibilities and Rights of Dentists (2007)
Basic Rights and Responsibilities of Dental Patients (2007)
Bisphenol-A in Dental Restorative and Preventive Materials (2013)

Classification of Caries Lesions of Tooth Surfaces and Caries Management Systems (2012)
Code of Practice on Tobacco Control for Oral Health Organisations (2009)
Continuing Dental Education (2004)

Dental Amalgam and the Minamata Convention on Mercury (2014)
Dental Bleaching Materials
Dental Erosion (2007)
Dental Implants (2015)
Dental Laboratory Technician (2015)
Dental Unit Water Systems and Microbial Contamination (2005)
Dentin Hypersensitivity (2009)
Dietary Sugars and Dental Caries (2015)

Early Detection of HIV Infection and Appropriate Care of Subjects with HIV Infection/AIDS (2014)
Effect of Masticatory Efficiency on General Health (2009)
Endorsement of ISO Standards (2008)
Equivalency of Dental Diplomas (1995)
Ethical International Recruitment of Oral Health Professionals (2006)

Fluoride in Restorative Materials (2009)

Global Goals for Oral Health (2003)
Guidelines for a Code of Ethics for Dental Publications (2010)
Guidelines for Dental Volunteers (2007)
Guidelines for Dentists Against Torture (2007)

Improving Access to Oral Care (2009)
Infection Control in Dental practice (2009)
International Principles of Ethics for the Dental Profession (1997)

Leading the World to Optimal Oral Health – the role of the dental team (2006)

Mercury Hygiene Guidance (2007)
Minimal Intervention in the Management of Dental Caries (2002)
Musculoskeletal Disorders and Dental Practice (2007)

National Health Policy (1998)
Need & Demand for Oral Health Care (2005)
Non-communicable Diseases (2013)

Occupational Health in Dentistry (2009)
Oral and Dental Care of People with Disabilities (2003)
Oral Cancer (2015)
Oral Health and Quality of Life (2015)
Oral Health and the Social Determinants of Health (2015)
Oral Health for Healthy Ageing (2015)
Oral Infection/Inflammation as a Risk Factor for Systemic Diseases (2013)

Perinatal and Infant Oral Health (2014)
Possible Local Adverse Effects of Amalgam Restorations
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HBV, HCV and HIV (2009)
Preventing Oral Diseases (2008)
Promoting Dental Health through Fluoride (2008)
Promoting Dental Health through Fluoride Toothpaste (2008)
Promoting Oral Health Through Water Fluoridation (2014)

Quality of Dental Restorations (2007)

Radiation Safety in Dentistry (2014)
Recommendation for Clinical Trials of Restorative Materials (2008)
Relationship Between the Dental Profession and Third Party Carriers (2007)
Research (2009)
(The) Role of the FDI in Dental Ethics (2015)

Safety of Dental Amalgam (2007)
Salivary Diagnostics (2013)
Specialisation in Dentistry (2007)
Sports Mouthguards (2008)
Sugar Substitutes and their Role in Caries Prevention (2008)
Supervision of Allied Dental Personnel (2015)

Tobacco or Oral Health (2008)
Topical and Systemic Antibiotics in the Management of Periodontal Diseases (2007)
Topical and Systemic Fluorides in Children with Renal Diseases (2009)
Tuberculosis & the Practice of Dentistry (2003)

(The) Use of Academic, Professional and Honorary Titles (2009)
(The) Use of Acupuncture in Dentistry (2008)

WHO Consensus on Dental Amalgam (1997)
World Oral Health Day (2012)

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