NO 36 - NOVEMBER 2013
 
FOCUS ON:
FDI New Delhi: registration now open. Abstract submission begins 3 December!
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FDI NEW DELHI 2014
IDA, oral health and affordable care
In the second part of our three part-interview, Indian Dental Association (IDA) President Dr Pramod Gurav talks about the main challenges facing IDA, its recent successes, its working relationship with central and state governments and its contribution to Indian government’s plan of Oral Health for All by 2020.
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FDI PRESIDENT
Caries: from restoration to prevention
FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong reports on her experience in Japan at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries where the Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted, the mutually-beneficial relations between national dental associations and national governments an looks forward to her next speaking engagement on behalf of FDI: the conference ‘Caries Control throughout life in Asia’ to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 20 to 22 November 2013.
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ORAL HEALTH DATA
FDI to upgrade landmark ‘Oral Health Atlas’
In one of its most exciting projects in recent times, FDI is seeking to broaden and update oral health data for a new edition of the landmark ‘Oral Health Atlas’. The Atlas, first issued in 2009, is a unique two-part snapshot of the state of oral health in the world along with the major challenges.
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FDI COLLABORATION
Classification system for noma
FDI and partners the Winds of Hope Foundation (WOH) and Gesnoma have agreed to move forward with the development of a classification system of to support the prevention and early detection of noma. The system could also play a role in optimizing and facilitating treatment and outcomes and averting the development of the disease into severe and/or lethal stages.
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REGULATION
Interdisciplinary conference on health professions regulation
The World Health Professions Alliance WHPA has announced that the interdisciplinary conference on health professions regulation will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 17 and 18 May 2014.
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DEVELOPMENT AID
NDAs: apply for project funding!
National Dental Associations are invited to apply for project funding from the FDI World Dental Development Fund (WDDF). The deadline is 15 December 2013. 
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NATIONAL NEWS
ADA begins drafting strategic plan for 2015-20
The American Dental Association (ADA) is in the process of analysing the profound changes affecting and likely to affect the dental profession in the coming years. This ‘environmental scan’, undertaken by a combination of external consultants and internal researchers, will serve in the drafting of the ADA strategic plan 2015-20.
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RESEARCH
IADR/AADR Publish Proceedings from the Dental Materials Innovation Workshop
In 2012, FDI sponsored the IADR Dental Materials Innovation Workshop (DMIW), held at King’s College London on 10 and 11 December of that year. The proceedings have just been published by the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR).
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LANDMARK ESSAYS
Beginnings of composite revolution
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013, the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is spotlighting articles from past ADA Journals that have achieved landmark status thanks to their lasting impact on dental care and the dental profession. A recent posting is from 1963: ‘Properties of a silica-reinforced polymer for dental restorations’.
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PARTNER EVENTS
IDEM Singapore 2014: a ‘cutting edge’ event in
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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