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Congress Interviews: Dr Michael Sereny

Collecting standardized data on oral health with the Oral Health Observatory

10 July 2019
Congress

OHO Task Team Chair Dr Michael Sereny discusses the aims of the Oral Health Observatory (OHO) session in San Francisco in September. OHO recruits dentists to gather data about the oral health and quality of life of their patients, using an easy-to-use mobile app developed by FDI.

Endodontics in General Practice survey

FDI survey says providing specialized endodontic care remains a persistent challenge in many countries

04 July 2019
Endodontics

FDI recently released the results of a survey identifying the main barriers to endodontic care across the globe.

2018 IDJ Impact Factor

International Dental Journal impact factor increases for 3rd straight year

04 July 2019
Scientific journals

FDI is pleased to announce that the 2018 impact factor for the International Dental Journal is 1.628, an increase from 1.389 in 2017.

IDJ's most downloaded article: BDN supplement

Profiling one of the most popular articles published in the International Dental Journal

04 July 2019
Prevention

Co-author Prof. Paulo Melo comments on the sustainability of the Brush Day & Night oral health programme for children, the subject of the most-downloaded International Dental Journal article in 2018.

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in petri dish

FDI experts publish guidance on antibiotic stewardship in dentistry

27 June 2019
Antimicrobial resistance

Dentists should be involved in the development and implementation of national action plans to counter antibiotic resistance, as they prescribe almost 10% of all antibiotics.

Refugee Oral Health Promotion and Care

Promoting access to oral care on World Refugee Day to support universal health coverage

20 June 2019
Healthcare

FDI stands in solidarity with refugees and highlights the importance of ensuring their access to a reliable and complete level of oral care.

Congress interviews

Previewing the World Oral Health Forum with Dr Manu Raj Mathur

11 June 2019
Congress

A dedicated advocate of universal health coverage (UHC), Dr Mathur says that better engagement of national and regional governments with civil society, NGOs, and the private sector will be essential if oral care is to be incorporated successfully into UHC packages.

Sports Dentistry

Poor oral hygiene severely impacts training and athletic performance

29 May 2019
Sports

FDI’s Sports Dentistry project aims to raise awareness on how oral health affects sports performance and offers guidance to athletes, physicians, and sports organizations.

WHA72 attendants

72nd World Health Assembly misses critical opportunity to drive action on oral health

29 May 2019
WHO

Member States gathered for the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva to discuss pressing global health issues but failed to take tangible action on oral health.

Apply for the World Dental Development Fund

FDI is offering up to 10,000 CHF to support oral health promotion projects: Apply by 15 June

29 May 2019
Grants

The World Dental Development Fund welcomes and encourages a diverse set of applicants. The fund finances innovative oral health projects in limited-income settings.