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NO 61 - MARCH 2016


Have fun fighting the plaque with FDI's brand new smartphone game 'Mad Mouths'. Nine levels, with one oral health tip on each level. Mad Mouths is already rated five stars. Download it for free from the App Store or Google Play Store.
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Working with our members to increase awareness for oral health issues

FDI President Dr Patrick Hescot shares his experiences of World Oral Health Day 2016 events in Indonesia and Vietnam and gives highlights of other key dates in the diary. Including, the launch of the Spanish edition of the Oral Health Atlas with the Spanish Dental Association, in Madrid amongst others.
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World Oral Health Day
Early reports show widespread support for WOHD 2016

Reaching well over 50 million people on social media and event notifications from Albania to Cambodia to Chile, early figures suggest widespread support for the World Oral Health Day 2016 campaign. Thank you to everyone who participated.
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FDI President spurs on 5,000 children in their World Oral Health Day race

FDI President Dr Patrick Hescot spurred on 5,000 children in a World Oral Health Day 'Run for Smiles' race in Hanoi on 20 March.
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Non-communicable diseases
NCD Alliance shows support for World Oral Health Day

NCD Alliance published a special World Oral Health Day blog 'Oral health - why it can't be ignored in the bigger health landscape'. This initiative helps support our strategy to address common risk factors by working with organizations such as the NCD Alliance.
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Minamata Convention on Mercury
INC7: FDI calls for more financial support for amalgam phase down

FDI tells the 7th session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury (INC7) that more financial support is needed to pursue a phase down by promoting 1) disease prevention and alternatives to amalgam; 2) research and development of cost-effective alternatives; and 3) education of dental professionals and the raising of public awareness.
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Oral Health Atlas
FDI's landmark Oral Health Atlas published in French and Spanish

FDI has just published the French and Spanish editions of its landmark Oral Health Atlas. They can be downloaded free of charge from the FDI website.
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Professions Regulation Conference
WHO's Dr Jim Campbell to address keynote session

Dr Jim Campbell of the World Health Organization will be addressing a keynote session entitled ‘WHO global strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals’ on day 2 of the World Health Professions Regulation Conference, May 2016. Register today to hear from him and other distinguished speakers.
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Continuing education
FDI pursues 2016 CE Programme in Asia, Africa and the Middle East during April

FDI Continuing Education courses will take place in Singapore the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Egypt during April.
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Partner event
Counting down to IDEM Singapore 2016

Just a few days to go to the opening of IDEM Singapore 2016, the biggest dental event in Southeast Asia this year: thousands of delegates from across the globe, 500 international manufacturers, traders and distributors, and twelve national pavilions.
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