Dental student leaders visit FDI

13 June 2014

Two dental student leaders dropped by the FDI Geneva office on 20 May for a chat and exchange of views with FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong. They were in Geneva to observe the proceedings of the World Health Assembly (19 to 24 May).

Health professionals need to pay more attention to regulation issues

13 June 2014

Global leaders of the main health professions, including dentists, have urged their members to pay more attention to regulation issues and implement the right systems in order to act in the public interest.

Mid-year meetings in Mexico City

13 June 2014

The 2014 mid-year meetings in Mexico City, kindly hosted by the ADM Foundation and the Mexican dental industry (AMIC), comprised a session of the FDI Council and meetings of the Standing Committee Chairs, as well as a one-day strategic planning workshop, with particip

Strong participation at TDA 20th International Dental Congress

13 June 2014

FDI President-Elect Dr Patrick Hescot represented FDI at the 20th International Dental Congress of the Turkish Dental Association, which took place in Aydın, Turkey, from 29 to 31 May.

World No Tobacco Day - 31 May 2014

30 May 2014

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners everywhere mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme for 2014 is ‘Raise taxes on tobacco’.

Evidence on dental caries key to sugar reduction, says WHO DG

21 May 2014

In a wide-ranging address to the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly (WHA), WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, pinpointed WHO’s use of its authority “to alert the world to the need to reduce daily sugar consumption, based on evidence of the association with dental caries and obesity.”

ERO celebrates 50th anniversary

09 May 2014

FDI’s European Regional Organization, ERO, officially celebrated its 50 years of existence at its plenary session held in Paris on 11 and 12 April 2014.

Full agenda for FDI Council mid-year meeting

09 May 2014

A full agenda awaits FDI Councillors at their mid-year meeting, set to take place on 16 May at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, at the invitation of the Mexican Dental Association and AMIC (Agrupación Mexicana de la Industria y Comercio Dental, the association g

Gabon events focus on actions for oral health in Africa

09 May 2014

Dr Emile China represented the FDI Council at the Gabon Association of Odonto-Stomatologists and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons (ANOSGA-CMF) held its 2nd International Dental Congress in the nation’s capital, Libreville, on 27 and 28 March under the theme ‘at any age, a smile’.