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Julien Issa Pledge

IADS Prophylaxis Officer Julien Issa reflects on success of World Oral Health Day in Lebanon

08 January 2020
World Oral Health Day

FDI sat down with Julien to hear about his role in the success of the Lebanese Association of Dental Students’ World Oral Health Day celebrations over the past two years. Julien shares his experiences and reflects on his goals for the 2020 Unite for Mouth Health campaign.

Intl day of education

FDI supports educators and students through interactive curriculum on optimal oral health habits

07 January 2020
Prevention

January 24 marks International Day of Education. Through FDI’s Mouth Heroes for Schools, teachers can help empower their students to adopt good oral health habits – now and in the future – to protect their general health and well-being for a lifetime.

Apply by 15 June for FDI’s World Dental Development Fund

FDI World Dental Development Fund backs projects to improve oral health worldwide: apply by 15 June

07 January 2020
Grants

FDI is now accepting applications for the World Dental Development Fund, which supports innovative oral health initiatives around the world.

World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2020

Register now for the 2020 edition of the World Health Professions Regulation Conference

07 January 2020
Event

The 6th World Health Professions Regulation Conference will provide participants with new insights, diverse perspectives and emerging solutions to current challenges in health professional regulation.

PDP

Take advantage of FDI’s resources on partially dentate patient treatment and care

07 January 2020
Partially dentate

FDI has launched a series of tools that propose a tailored, comprehensive approach to the treatment and care of partially dentate patients.

“A phenomenon of our time”: Prof. Dr Katrin Bekes introduces molar incisor hypomineralization

10 December 2019
Congress

Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) affects about 13% of children worldwide. While the cause of MIH remains unclear, Prof. Dr Katrin Bekes proposes a series of effective treatment options that prioritize the young patient’s quality of life.  

Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury reject proposal to ban dental amalgam

06 December 2019
Amalgam

At the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, FDI, the International Association for Dental Research and the World Health Organization advocated for the continued phase down of dental amalgam.

Brush Day & Night session at WDC19 San Francisco

Webcasts from ADA FDI World Dental Congress San Francisco online now

25 November 2019
Congress

Three sessions are available as webcasts: How to Improve the Management of Periodontal Diseases, Contemporary Management of Partially Dentate Patients, and Achieving Improved and Sustainable Oral Health Worldwide through Brush Day & Night.

WHO AMR week 2019

Meet Dr Wendy Thompson, lead author of FDI white paper on tackling antibiotic resistance

22 November 2019
Antimicrobial resistance

Prescribing antibiotics for dental problems contributes significantly to the burden of antibiotic use. Dr Wendy Thompson is the lead author of the upcoming FDI white paper on how dental teams can help reduce antibiotic resistance.