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Apply by 15 June for FDI’s World Dental Development Fund

FDI World Dental Development Fund backs projects to improve oral health worldwide: apply by 15 June

07 January 2020
Grants

FDI is now accepting applications for the World Dental Development Fund, which supports innovative oral health initiatives around the world.

World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2020

Register now for the 2020 edition of the World Health Professions Regulation Conference

07 January 2020
Event

The 6th World Health Professions Regulation Conference will provide participants with new insights, diverse perspectives and emerging solutions to current challenges in health professional regulation.

PDP

Take advantage of FDI’s resources on partially dentate patient treatment and care

07 January 2020
Partially dentate

FDI has launched a series of tools that propose a tailored, comprehensive approach to the treatment and care of partially dentate patients.

“A phenomenon of our time”: Prof. Dr Katrin Bekes introduces molar incisor hypomineralization

10 December 2019
Congress

Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) affects about 13% of children worldwide. While the cause of MIH remains unclear, Prof. Dr Katrin Bekes proposes a series of effective treatment options that prioritize the young patient’s quality of life.  

Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury reject proposal to ban dental amalgam

06 December 2019
Amalgam

At the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, FDI, the International Association for Dental Research and the World Health Organization advocated for the continued phase down of dental amalgam.

Brush Day & Night session at WDC19 San Francisco

Webcasts from ADA FDI World Dental Congress San Francisco online now

25 November 2019
Congress

Three sessions are available as webcasts: How to Improve the Management of Periodontal Diseases, Contemporary Management of Partially Dentate Patients, and Achieving Improved and Sustainable Oral Health Worldwide through Brush Day & Night.

WHO AMR week 2019

Meet Dr Wendy Thompson, lead author of FDI white paper on tackling antibiotic resistance

22 November 2019
Antimicrobial resistance

Prescribing antibiotics for dental problems contributes significantly to the burden of antibiotic use. 

Apply for the FDI Smile Award

Call to all FDI National Dental Associations: Apply by 1 February for the FDI Smile Award

27 November 2019
Grants

The US$5000 award recognizes FDI members that are currently implementing innovative community outreach projects to improve oral health in their countries.

IDEM 2020

IDEM 2020 conference programme to feature emerging and under-represented topics in dentistry

18 November 2019
Event

Asia Pacific’s leading dental exhibition and conference expects over 9,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors in Singapore from 24 to 26 April 2020.

World Diabetes Day 2019

Regular dental check-ups for healthy gums may help manage type 2 diabetes

14 November 2019
Noncommunicable diseases

On World Diabetes Day, a reminder that many type 2 diabetes patients have an increased risk of developing periodontal disease, and treating periodontal disease often improves their blood glucose levels.