NO 69 - NOVEMBER 2016
 
FDI African Regional Congress FOCUS ON:

FDI African Regional Dental Congress, Marrakesh, April 2017: a meeting point for dental professionals and scientists from Africa and the world.
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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Face-to-face meetings strengthen cooperation

FDI President focuses on recent discussions with member NDAs, and specialist groups, an anniversary dental symposium, and calls on members to start planning their World Oral Health Day 2017 activities.
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Antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial Resistance
FDI collaborates with WHO on antibiotic resistance messages

FDI has collaborated with the World Health Organization to develop a series of five messages on antibiotic resistance specifically designed for dentists. The messages were used in a dedicated flyer developed for the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016 campaign, 14–20 November.
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Definition of oral health
Definition of Oral Health
IDJ Editor welcomes FDI’s new oral health definition

Prof. Ira Lamster, Editor of the International Dental Journal (IDJ), welcomes FDI's achievement in an editorial entitled 'Defining oral health: a new comprehensive definition'.
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CE Programme
CE Programme
New faces in FDI CE Programme

There are changes at the head of FDI's Continuing Education (CE) Programme in three of the five regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
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Free flouride for schoolchildren in Mexico
Oral health policy
Free fluoride for schoolchildren Mexico City

In a move to improve the oral health of schoolchildren, the Mexico City House of Representatives has unanimously passed a law that will provide daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste for all the city's pre-school and primary public schools.
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AEEDEC
AEEDEC
AEEDC 2017 held under theme 'Education and Innovation Transfer'

The 21st edition of the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC Dubai 2017 – will take place in Dubai from 7–9 February 2017 under the them 'Education and Innovation Transfer'.
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World Aids Day
Health Awareness
World AIDS Day 2017

On Thursday 1 December, United Nations members observe World Aids Day, in 2016 under the slogan 'Hands up for #HIV prevention' with a focus on rights and access.
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