NO 35 - OCTOBER 2013
 
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FDI President comments on her upcoming visit to Japan for the signing of the ‘Minamata Convention on Mercury’.
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FDI NEW DELHI 2014
FDI New Delhi 2014: plan to join hundreds of dentists from around the world!
Make plans to join hundreds of dentists from around the world at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress and Exhibition in New Delhi, 11 to 14 September 2014, where, in the words of the congress theme, “a billion smiles welcome the world of dentistry”.
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Dentistry in India: role and challenges
In the first of a series of three interviews, Dr Pramod Gurav, President of the Indian Dental Association, talks about dentistry in India, the role of the dental profession, and access to oral health care.
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FDI POLICY STATEMENTS
FDI approves five Policy Statements
FDI has just issued five policy statements. They were approved by the World Dental Parliament at its sessions during the FDI Annual World Dental Congress held in Istanbul from 28 to 31 August 2013.
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ORAL CANCER
Oral cancer: SE Asia WHO urges timely referral and appropriate management
The World Health Organization Regional Committee for South-East Asia has urged Member States to ensure early diagnosis, timely referral and appropriate management of oral potentially malignant disorders and oral cancer patients. It made the call within the context of the Regional Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (2013–2020) discussed during its six session on 13 September 2013.
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CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMME
FDI CE Programme events now flagged with a new logo
FDI has developed a new logo for its CE Programme. When this logo appears in a National Dental Association educational programme, event publicity or signage, it provides assurance that (1) the lectures flagged with the logo  have been organized by one of the FDI CE Regional Directors in collaboration with the local organizer (National Dental Association or Society); (2) Speakers are recognized FDI international/national experts in the field, and (3) the lectures programme of has been reviewed by the FDI Education Committee. The details of lectures and speakers are available in the 2014 CE Programme Brochure (to view, click ‘More’)
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FDI appoints two CE Programme Regional Directors
The FDI Council has approved the appointment of two new Regional Directors for the FDI Continuing Education Programme. They are Prof. Mounir Doumit (Beirut) for the Middle East and Dr. Damián Elías Basrani (Argentina) for Latin America. They will be working on the 2015 FDI CE Programme.
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PARTNER EVENTS
IDEM Singapore 2014: a ‘cutting edge’ event in the dental calendar!
IDEM Singapore 2014 (4 to 6 April 2014) is a 'must-attend' for dental practitioners and professionals in the Asia-Pacific region looking for the latest cutting-edge technology and innovations in dental solutions and services.
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FDI 2013 ISTANBUL: CONGRESS REPORT
Inaugural Symposium of the Academy of Osseointegration a huge success
With a panel of renowned leading international experts and a conference hall stretched to the limit of its capacity, the inaugural Symposium of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) was one of the many major success stories of the 2013 Annual Dental Congress in Istanbul (28 to 31 August).
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SCHOOLCHILDREN'S ORAL HEALTH
Good oral health as an investment in children’s future
The Bali Declaration ‘Good Oral Health as Investment in Children’s Future’ urges governments to, among other things, prioritise oral health of children wherever possible in planning for health programmes and focus on simple, sustainable, and scalable approaches to school oral health. It was issued at the end of the 7th Asian Conference of Oral Health Promotion for School Children (ACOHPSC) held in Bali, Indonesia, 12 to 14 September 2013.
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