No 38 - JANUARY 2014
 


FOCUS ON:
FDI has just launched a World Oral Health Day 2014 website with the latest news, information and downloads. “Reaching local communities on World Oral Health Day 2014 is a priority for FDI,” said FDI President Dr. Tin Chun Wong.
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FDI PRESIDENT
An optimistic glance at FDI in 2014
In her new Year message for 2014, the President stresses renewed optimism about FDI's landmark congress; the impact FDI has on public perception of oral health and hygiene; FDI's newly-revitalized projects and programmes; and, not the least, the very real contribution FDI makes to the international debate on oral health and public health.
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ORAL HEALTH DATA
Oral Health Atlas set for revision and update
FDI’s unique Oral Health Atlas is set for a complete revision and update, following a meeting of the Data Task Team, held in Geneva on 12 and 13 January 2014. In parallel, FDI will be developing a new online repository compiling the most complete and recent data on oral health.
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FDI STATEMENT
FDI makes statement on the Minamata Convention to the WHO Executive Board
FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong made a statement on 23 January to the World Health Organization Executive Board (Geneva, 20 to 24 January). Her subject was oral health and the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
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ORAL HEALTH AND NCDs
FDI outlines Strategy for Africa at WHO Regional Meeting on oral health and NCDs
FDI Councillor Dr Emile China placed great emphasis on FDI’s Strategy for Africa in his presentation at the recent WHO Regional Consultative Meeting on the integration of Oral Health into Policies on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).
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NATIONAL DENTAL ASSOCIATIONS
FDI President: Asia a beacon in dentistry
FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong has praised Asia as a region in the process of becoming a beacon not only for the latest in the science of dentistry, but also for the latest in trends. She was addressing the opening of the 21st International Scientific Convention and Trade Exhibition, organized by the Malaysian Dental Association. The annual event is an important component of FDI’s CE Programme in the region.
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Croatian Dental Society holds celebratory 110th Anniversary Congress
The Croatian Dental Society (CDS), one of the oldest in world of dentistry, celebrated its 110th anniversary with a special Congress held from 5 to 7 December 2013 under the auspices of Prof. Ivo Josipovic, President of the Croatian Republic.
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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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INTER-PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION
FDI makes statement to WHO Executive Board on behalf of health professionals
In a statement on healthy ageing to the WHO Executive Board, FDI stressed the importance of prevention and inter-professional collaborative practice and education and called for a greater emphasis on morbidity and quality of life. It was speaking on behalf of the dentists, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists that constitute the World Health Professions Alliance.
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Book now for insights into benefits of different forms of regulation
The ‘Early Bird’ rate to register for the World Health Professions Regulation Congress closes on 31 January. The theme is ‘Health professional regulation – facing challenges to acting in the public interest’.
Time for urgent action from health professionals, says regulation expert
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