NO 31 - MAY 2013
 


FOCUS ON:
'The FDI African Strategy for Oral Health’ has been published in the June 2013 edition of the International Dental Journal.
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AFRICAN STRATEGY
Africa: FDI and DRNA join forces to resolve dental amalgam waste issues
FDI and DRNA, the leading waste management company solely dedicated to servicing the dental profession in North America, have agreed to collaborate on new international initiatives in line with the upcoming global, legally-binding treaty to prevent mercury emissions and releases, the Minamata Convention.
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ORAL HEALTH & NCDs
Specific mention of oral diseases in WHO NCD 2013-20 action plan
The WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013-2020 contains specific mention of oral diseases. The plan was adopted by WHO member states on 27 May at the 66th World Health Assembly (Geneva, 20 to 28 May 2013).
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WORLD HEALTH PROFESSIONS ALLIANCE
FDI joins call for new emphasis on collaborative practice
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.
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Save the date for the third World Health Professions Regulation Conference
The World Health Professions Alliance WHPA has announced that the third World Health Professions Regulation Conference will held 17 and 18 May 2014 on Geneva, just before the  World Health Assembly.
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PARTNER EVENTS
IDEM singapore: a 'must attend' event!
IDEM Singapore (4 to 6 April 2014) is a 'must-attend' event for the dental professional. It provides  access to world-class dental education, combined with an extensive showcase of the latest in products, technologies and best practice.
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FDI PRESIDENT
FDI President attends XI Dental Congress of the CIS ‘Innovation in Dentistry’
FDI President Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva updated participants at the recent XI Dental Congress of the CIS on FDI’s move to the implementation stage of its landmark Vision 2020.
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NATIONAL DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Kazakh dental association resolves to become FDI member
The Dental Association of Kazakhstan has resolved to become an FDI member. It announced the decision in a resolution issued at the end of the XI Congress of Dentists CIS, held in Almaty (Kazakhstan) from 15 to 17 May.
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RESEARCH
Study reveals high global burden of oral conditions
A paper published by the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR and AADR) entitled 'Global Burden of Oral conditions in 1990-2010: A Systematic Analysis' reveal that 3.9 billion people are affected by oral conditions.
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WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY 2013
WOHD: reports still coming in
Reports are still arriving at FDI of the events that took place around the world to celebrate World Oral Health Day 2013. In Mozambique, dentists screened children in an orphanage providing, where necessary, referrals for free treatment; in Cyprus, the Larnaca Dental Assocation set up in a shopping centre to distribute an oral health flyer, toothpaste and demonstrate how to maintain good oral hygiene.
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TOBACCO CONTROL
No Tobacco Day, 31 May: a message from the FDI President
In a message for No Tobacco Day, 31 May, FDI President Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva calls World Health Organization (WHO) statistics on tobacco use "harsh and unambiguous: approximately one person dies every six seconds due to tobacco and this accounts for one in 10 adult deaths."
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