News

Access to prevention: not always as cheap as it looks

07 August 2013

In some countries, frequently low-income, import duties of up to 35% on oral health products such as toothpaste make prevention not always the low-cost solution it first appears.

ADA launches Action for Dental Health

07 August 2013

Health care reform legislation in the United States (known as the Affordable Care Act) will provide more dental coverage to children, but virtually ignores the oral health needs of tens of millions of adults.

Attend the ADA Annual Meeting

07 August 2013

Join more than 30,000 dental professionals at the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Annual Meeting, the largest annual meeting in the United States, from 31 October – 3 November 2013, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Congress lives up to high expectations

07 August 2013

FDI 2013 Istanbul is living up to expectations with an attendance by some estimates as high as 12,000 and record breaking abstract submissions—nearly 1,850 abstracts, of which 834 have been accepted for poster presentation, 15 as moderated poster sessions and 347 as oral presentations.

FDI 2013 Istanbul to feature three industry lunch symposia

07 August 2013

The dental and oral health industry is once again present at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Istanbul, with three industry lunch symposia scheduled on congress days 1 and 2 (28 and 29 August).

FDI special session: innovative, groundbreaking and practical

07 August 2013

When FDI first offered its special sessions at the 100th Annual World Dental Congress in Hong Kong (2012), there was some anxiety as to how congress delegates, used to the more classical session formats, would respond.

FDI attends summit on medicines shortages

03 July 2013

The recent International Summit for Medicines Shortages concluded with a call to action for tackling this rapidly escalating issue through a series of six recommendations. FDI was represented at the event by Counsellor Jack Cottrell,

FDI President addresses LLL symposium in Sri Lanka

02 July 2013

FDI President Orlando Monteiro da Silva was one among four speakers to address a special Live.Learn.Laugh. (LLL) symposium held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 28 June.

Vision 2020 Implementation Workshop. Part 1: collaborative practice

02 July 2013

Some 20 delegates assembled in Geneva from 19 to 21 June 2013 for an Implementation Workshop on two themes extracted from FDI’s landmark Vision 2020 initiative: intra- and extra-professional collaborative practice (IPC); and oral health data collection, indicators and surveillance.

FDI joins call for new emphasis on collaborative practice

03 June 2013

FDI has joined forces with four other leading health profession groups to call for a new emphasis on collaborative practice. Health professions say that working together around the world can lead to improved health services and a more effective use of resources.