FDI is an international, membership-based organization that serves as the main representative body for more than 1 million dentists worldwide, active in some 200 National Dental Associations (NDAs) and specialist groups in close to 130 countries. Founded in 1900, FDI is a pioneer in the field of modern dentistry.
As a convener of the oral health community, FDI fosters exchange and develops a common vision to advance the science and practice of dentistry. FDI delivers innovative congresses, campaigns, and projects to address the global oral disease burden and improve oral health. As the leading global advocate for oral health, FDI strives to achieve our vision of leading the world to optimal oral health by working at both the national and international level.
FDI is committed to representing the interests of member NDAs globally to help support their national efforts to raise awareness on oral health. FDI transforms this commitment into action through active engagement with the World Health Organization, as well as other United Nations agencies, health organizations, governments, and global partners to ensure that oral health is recognized as an essential component of general health and well-being.
FDI headquarters is based in Geneva, Switzerland.