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NO 68 - OCTOBER 2016
 

 
FOCUS ON:
Apply for the 2017 FDI Smile Award - and find out what the 2016 FDI Smile Award meant to the winners, FDI project partners and FDI itself ...
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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
New perspectives in oral health
FDI President Dr Patrick Hescot highlights progress in key initiatives such as the FDI definition of oral health, the World Oral Health Day 2017 Live Mouth Smart campaign, welcomes a new partnership with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and salutes FDI members and partners.
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ORAL HEALTH DEFINITION
FDI definition of oral health now online in 7 languages
The FDI definition of oral health is now online in the six official United Nations (UN) languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) as well as German, an official FDI language.
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INTERNATIONAL DENTAL JOURNAL
IDJ: enjoy a new browsing and reading experience with the IDJ app
International Dental Journal readers can enjoy an entirely new browsing and reading experience with the IDJ app, now available for iPad, iPhone and Ipod. IDJ brings you original research, review articles, regular special issues and more.
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NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES
WHO/AFRO-CSO consultation "ground breaking", reports FDI delegate
The recent WHO AFRO-Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Regional Consultation in Mauritius was "ground breaking", according to FDI delegate Dr Boipelo Mariri. The Consultation, held in collaboration with FDI advocacy partner the NCD Alliance,  focused on the roles and responsibilities of WHO and CSOs in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the African region.
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FDI REGIONAL DENTAL CONGRESS
Registration for the 1st FDI African Regional Dental Congress opens on 2 November
Registration for the 1st FDI African Regional Dental Congress, to be held in Marrakesh Morocco) 27-29 April, opens on 2 November. Abstracts can be submitted online, select 'PROGRAM'/Call to communication.
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SUGAR
WHO urges global action to curtail consumption and health impacts of sugary drinks
Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new WHO report.
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PUBLIC HEALTH
2.3 billion worldwide suffer from dental caries in their permanent teeth, says report
According to The Lancet’s Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2015, 2.3 billion people worldwide suffer from dental caries (cavities) in their permanent teeth.
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WORLD HEALTH PROFESSIONS ALLIANCE
FDI unites in the fight against fake medicines
A new interactive video was launched end September by the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) - of which FDI is a member – to help educate the public, healthcare professionals and policymakers on the dangers of fake (counterfeit) medicines.
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FDI MEMBERS
As an affiliate member, AO reaches "next level" in FDI Global Partnership
The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) says it has reached "the next level" in its partnership with FDI through its newly acquired Affiliate Member status, following five years as a Supporting Member.
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