About FDI

FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and continuing education programmes, speaking as a unified voice for dentistry in international advocacy and supporting member associations in global oral health promotion activities.

FDI's definition of oral health

Oral health is multi-faceted and includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease of the craniofacial complex.

FDI Members

FDI World Dental Federation is the largest membership-based dental organization in the world. It is the principal representative body for over one million dentists worldwide. FDI’s membership comprises approximately 200 national member dental associations and specialist groups in some 130 countries.

Use our member map to find a National Dental Association in your country.


We have been informed that some of our members have received fake invoices by email or phone calls requesting payment on behalf of FDI. Please beware and disregard any invoices that have not been sent from the official FDI email address. If in doubt, please contact us to confirm if the invoice is true or not.