NO 37 - DECEMBER 2013
 
FOCUS ON:
There are already over 1180 signatories to the Istanbul Declaration on oral health as an essential component of general health.  But there are over one million dentists in the world. Come on, sign the Istanbul Declaration today!
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FDI PRESIDENT
An event of great importance
“An event of great importance” is how FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong describes the recent, highly successful conference ‘Caries control throughout life in Asia’, held late November in Thailand.
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CALL FOR SUPPORT FOR THE PHILIPPINES
A call for support following Typhoon Haiyan
On behalf of the FDI Council, FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong has launched a call for support for the people of the Philippines and, in particular, for assistance to the Philippines Dental Association in the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. which hit land in early November.
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WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY 2014
Protecting the teeth and mouth throughout life
World Oral Health Day 2014 with its theme ‘Celebrating healthy smiles’ reminds young and old of the importance of protecting the teeth and mouth throughout life. FDI launches its campaign with a stylish and memorable new World Oral Health Day logo.
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FDI VISION 2020
A focus on intra- and inter-professional collaboration
FDI focuses on intra and inter-professional collaboration (IPC), with the first meeting of its newly-created Collaborative Practice Task Team set to take place 19 to 20 December in Geneva.
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THE EVENT
Moving forward with prevention in Asia
In the post-Minamata Convention on Mercury world, prevention will play an increasingly important role in oral health policy and practice. Read FDI’s preliminary report of the landmark conference ‘Caries control throughout life in Asia’.
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ENVIRONMENT
Effective environmental management post-Minamata
FDI is supplementing its vision of ‘leading the world to optimal oral health’ with an active commitment to sustainability. Read about how it is promoting effective environmental management of dental practices in East Africa.
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FDI NEW DELHI 2014
Significant national and regional impact
In the third and last part of his interview, Indian Dental Association President discusses the likely significant impact of FDI New Delhi 2014 on the dentistry and the dental industry in India as well as plans to promote the congress throughout the South Asian region.
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PARTNER EVENTS
Latest information on IDEM Singapore 2014
Make sure you stay up to date with all the latest information on IDEM Singapore 2014, one of South East Asia’s major events for dentists and the dental industry.
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A Dental Summit in Puerto Rico
A Dental Summit, sponsored by the Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Puerto Rico, is set to take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 1 to 9 February 2014. It will bring together leading experts in the field and international speakers.
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