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3M becomes a World Oral Health Day supporter, affirms commitment to oral health for all

19 December 2018
World Oral Health Day

3M is the latest partner to support FDI’s far-reaching global oral health campaign to promote good oral health for all at every stage of life.

Oral health and diabetes are related

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

17 December 2018
Noncommunicable diseases

A study published in The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests that treatment of periodontitis may help control type 2 diabetes.

Dr Juergen Fedderwitz interview WDC19

‘Learning from the best!’ with Dr Jürgen Fedderwitz

10 December 2018

Dr Fedderwitz, chair of the FDI Education Committee, shares the committee’s motto, ‘learning from the best!’, profiles an international set of speakers and highlights the importance of life-long learning for professionals and patients alike.

Amalgam filling

Countries meet to accelerate implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

05 December 2018

Dental amalgam stirred debate at the second Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2), gathering close to 150 countries.

Dentist with antibiotics in hand

Reporting back from the Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance in Accra, Ghana

05 December 2018
Antimicrobial resistance

FDI Speaker Dr Susie Sanderson shares highlights from the Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance meeting and profiles FDI’s work in the area.

AEEDC 2019

AEEDC Dubai promises ‘education and innovation transfer’ for its 23rd edition

03 December 2018

AEEDC Dubai, which will be held from 5-7 February 2019, is the largest dental event in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region.

Children receive calendars

Children’s oral health made a country-wide priority through outreach in schools

03 December 2018
FDI Member

The Lithuanian Dental Chamber and the Ministry of Health, together with the Ministry of Education and Science, implemented this country-wide drive to improve oral health among young children.

World Oral Health Day march in Zimbabwe

World Oral Health Day celebration leaves lasting impact, sparks government action on oral health

19 November 2018
World Oral Health Day

Earlier this year the Zimbabwe Dental Association celebrated World Oral Health Day to raise public awareness about the importance of good oral health. There efforts leave a lasting impact as the national government moves to take action on oral health.

WDC 2019 interviews Dr Roger Macias

Listening and learning from the very best in the world

14 November 2018

Dr Macias introduces the scientific programme and shares his excitement for collaborative, hands-on learning opportunities in the heart of San Francisco. Dr Macias is the 2019 General Chair of the Committee on Annual Meetings from the American Dental Association.

A great win for Portugal: Ministry of Health brings dentists into primary health centres

07 November 2018
FDI Member

The National Programme for the Promotion of Oral Health aims to include dentists in primary healthcare centres in each Portuguese municipality. This government-led action was conceived to make quality dental care more accessible to those who need it most.