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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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 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.