News

International perspective makes FDI AWDC unique

09 May 2014

It is the international scientific programme that makes the FDI Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC) so unique and wide-ranging in scope.

Oral Health Atlas Task Team meets

09 May 2014

FDI’s Oral Health Atlas Task Team held its second meeting on 28 and 29 April to review progress and define future steps on the editorial process.

Strategic Plan workshop at mid-year meetings

09 May 2014

FDI’s strategy 2014 to 2017 will be the subject of a special workshop to take place in Mexico City on 15 May within the context of the FDI mid-year meetings.

FDI leadership joins World Oral Health Day celebrations in South East Asia

02 April 2014

Simultaneous celebrations of World Oral Health Day 2014 took place in three neighbouring countries in South East Asia with strong support from FDI leadership. FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong was in Thailand, then Myanmar; Dr Patrick Hescot was in Vietnam.

FDI President to address IDEM Singapore 2014

02 April 2014

FDI will be present at IDEM Singapore from 4 to 6 April, while FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong will, like all FDI Presidents since the landmark event was first held in 2000, be addressing the opening ceremony.

FDI signs Letter of Cooperation in Myanmar

02 April 2014

FDI has signed a Letter of Cooperation with two Ministries in Myanmar, its member the Myanmar Dental Association and Signal (under the management of Unilever Myanmar Service Limited) to ‘Give Myanmar Children a Cavity Free Future’.

London press launch for FDI report

02 April 2014

FDI launched its report ‘Oral Health Worldwide’ during a press event held on World Oral Health Day, 20 March, in the London premises of the British Dental Association.

WHO public consultation on draft guideline on sugar intake

02 April 2014

FDI has forwarded its response to a public consultation, launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 5 March, on the new WHO draft guideline on the consumption of free sugars

Worlds apart, WOHD 2014 celebrated from Vanuatu to New York City

02 April 2014

The Pacific Island state of Vanuatu, population 247,262* (World Bank 2012), joined over 100 countries worldwide to ‘celebrate healthy smiles’ on World Oral Health Day 2014.

Up to 9 FDI Policy Statements envisaged in 2014

27 February 2014

Nine new or revised FDI Policy Statements are currently under consideration, seven within the FDI Science Committee (SC), two within the Dental Practice Committee (DPC).