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Vision 2030: Delivering Optimal Oral Health for All

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The Vision 2030 report identifies challenges that will confront dentistry and the oral health community over the next decade and it proposes strategies for how these can be turned into opportunities to improve oral health, reduce oral health inequalities, and contribute to reducing the global burden of oral diseases.

 

This report aims to assist the profession in realizing delivery of optimal oral health to all – with no person left behind.

This forward-looking report outlines how the oral health community can tackle actual and anticipated transformationalchanges and trends in the global healthcare environment and seize opportunities to become productive members of a healthcare team which delivers person-centred care. 

This report also emphasizes the responsibility of individual oral healthcare professionals to maintain an appropriate level of competency throughout their professional lives, and the necessity to shoulder a leadership role within the healthcare community and society more widely. 

The report is intended to be updated at regular intervals based on local and global requirements, emerging health issues, and the achievement of key performance indicators. It is not intended to be prescriptive, but instead to provide guidance contingent on local needs, conditions, and circumstances.

Our vision is that by 2030, oral healthcare will be empowering, evidence-based, integrated and comprehensive. 

Read more about the report in the International Dental Journal Editorial by Vision 2030 Working Group Co-Chairs Prof. David Williams and Prof. Michael Glick.

FDI white paper: The essential role of the dental team in reducing antibiotic resistance

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This white paper presents a framework for dental teams seeking to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs—when you need them, you need them to work. Antibiotic resistance is a global problem and growing rapidly due to widespread misuse of antibiotics, putting patients at risk for ‘superbugs’ that are difficult (and sometimes impossible) to treat with antibiotics. 

The white paper highlights how dental teams can help raise awareness, prevent and control infections, and optimize the use of antibiotics through antibiotic stewardship in dentistry. 

Online library of resources

Rather than providing an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution to the problem of antibiotic resistance, the white paper includes an online library of resources on antibiotic resistance and stewardship that may be adopted and/or adapted to meet local needs. The online library includes links to global resources, such as policies and educational material from the World Health Organization and from FDI, as well as national resources, such as guidelines and dental antibiotic stewardship toolkits developed by national dental associations. The online library is updated regularly to include the most recent developments and guidance from around the world.

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Tackling antibiotic resistance: what should dentists do? 

The white paper and online library of resources is complemented by a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed in partnership with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy to teach healthcare professionals (with a special focus on dental teams) about the importance of antibiotic stewardship. The course is free and open to all who would like to learn more about the danger posed by antibiotic resistance and how dental teams can meet the challenge to protect patients.

The development of the online library of resources and the MOOC is supported by GSK.

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Introducing the Whole Mouth Health Project

Oral health literacy, behaviour change, and empowering patients to improve their oral health
Proceedings

These proceedings give an introduction to the Whole Mouth Health project introduced at the FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco, United States on 5 and 7 September 2019. The summit addressed the project goals and produced the project statement of scope and purpose.

Oral Health for an Ageing Population: Chairside Guide

Guide pratique au fauteuil sur la prise en charge des personnes âgées

Chairside Guides

Le Référentiel de Lucerne, dérivé du Référentiel de Seattle, permet d'identifier différents niveaux de dépendance chez les personne agées et donc de fournir les soins bucco-dentaire les plus adaptés à chaque patient et leur niveau de dépendance. 

Ce guide au fauteuil propose une liste de recommendations pour chaque niveau de dépendance définis par le Référentiel de Lucerne afin de favoriser une prise en charge optimale de la santé bucco-dentaire et éviter à la fois le sous- et le sur-traitement des personnes agées.

Key learnings from the GPHP 2019 follow-up survey on periodontal health

Global Periodontal Health Project 2019 NDA survey

Key learnings from the GPHP follow-up survey on periodontal health
Surveys

Conducted by FDI between February and May 2019, the survey asked FDI National Dental Associations (NDAs) the same 19 questions developed in 2017 on periodontal health relating to 1) national health policies 2) health information systems 3) education and workforces and 4) Prevention and promotion efforts by NDAs. In addition, the 2019 survey asked about NDAs’ awareness of GPHP assets.

Proactive prevention and effective periodontal care

Proactive Prevention and Effective Periodontal Care proceedings

Proceedings of the 2018 Global Periodontal Health Project Symposium
Proceedings

These proceedings report on the Global Periodontal Health Project symposium held at the FDI World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 6 September 2018. The symposium addressed the critical issues and strategic frameworks of global periodontal health, with an update and perspective on the Global Periodontal Health Project.

Fact Sheet: Universal Health Coverage

Universal Health Coverage: Oral Health for All

Fact Sheets

This fact sheet is meant to help the oral health community support their conversations with policymakers and other important stakeholders in the global health community.

It outlines:

  • What is universal health coverage
  • What universal health coverage does not mean
  • Why oral health must be a part of universal health coverage
  • How to leverage the UN High-Level Meeting on universal health coverage
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Maladies parodontales

Prévention et gestion des patients
Chairside Guides

Les maladies parodontales sont des maladies inflammatoires chroniques d’étiologie bactérienne qui touchent les tissus mous et durs de soutien des dents :

  • La gingivite induite par la plaque dentaire est une inflammation gingivale sans perte d’attachement et perte d’os.
  • La parodontite est une lésion inflammatoire des tissus parodontaux qui provoque une perte d’attachement et d’os alvéolaire.

Cette évaluation des risques des patients peut faciliter le classement du profil de risque des patients : FAIBLE, MOYEN et ÉLEVÉ.

Avec ce livre blanc, nous proposons aux professionnels de la santé bucco-dentaire une synthèse exhaustive des principaux problèmes liés à la prévalence mondiale des parodontopathies, à leurs répercussions, leur étiologie, leur pathogenèse, leur prévention

Livre blanc sur la prévention et la gestion des parodontopathies au profit de la santé bucco-dentaire et de la santé générale

White Papers

Avec ce livre blanc, nous proposons aux professionnels de la santé bucco-dentaire une synthèse exhaustive des principaux problèmes liés à la prévalence mondiale des parodontopathies, à leurs répercussions, leur étiologie, leur pathogenèse, leur prévention, leur diagnostic et leur traitement. Nous identifions en outre les grands enjeux que pose la lutte contre le fardeau des parodontopathies et proposons un plan d’action aux professionnels de la santé bucco-dentaire, aux décideurs et autres parties prenantes.

Oral Cancer: Prevention and patient management

Le cancer buccal

prévention et prise en charge des patients
Toolkits

Ce guide ne traite que les cancers buccaux que les médecins dentistes peuvent détecter en examinant la muqueuse buccale, car ils sont à la fois superficiels et accessibles à l’inspection. Ainsi, l'oropharynx, le nasopharynx et l’hypopharynx sont exclus de ce guide car ces zones sont difficiles à examiner dans le cadre d'une consultation bucco-dentaire. Ses principaux objectifs et ceux du Guide pratique au fauteuil sont les suivants: 

  • fournir aux professionnels de la santé bucco-dentaire comme aux patients des informations concises mais complètes sur la prévention, les facteurs de risque et la prise en charge du cancer buccal ; 
  • guider l'examen clinique et le diagnostic grâce à un arbre décisionnel.
Oral Cancer Chairside Guide

Guide pratique au fauteuil pour la prévention des cancers buccaux et la prise en charge des patients atteints de cancer

Chairside Guides

Près de 70 % des cancers oraux sont précédés d’affections potentiellement malignes, telles que des lésions blanches non détachables ou éryhémateuses. Ce guide pratique se concentre sur les régions les plus sujettes aux cancers oraux : la langue, la face interne des joues et le plancher buccal.

Les professionnels de la santé bucco-dentaire sont bien placés pour dépister les signes précoces du cancer oral chez les patients à haut risque. Les taux de survie peuvent être améliorés grâce à une détection précoce et à l’orientation rapide des patients vers des centres de traitement multidisciplinaire.

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La santé parodontale et les parodontopathies

Un guide pratique pour alléger la charge mondiale de morbidité des maladies parodontales
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Ce guide de plaidoyer s’inscrit dans le cadre du Projet sur la santé parodontale mondiale (GPHP) lancé par la FDI en 2017 dans le but d’alléger la charge mondiale de morbidité des parodontopathies. Se fondant sur le livre blanc sur la prévention et la gestion des parodontopathies au profit de la santé bucco-dentaire et de la santé générale et sur les conclusions du Forum mondial de la santé bucco-dentaire 2017, il se veut un outil d’aide pour les associations dentaires nationales (NDA) lors de la conception, de la réalisation et de l’évaluation de campagnes de plaidoyer visant à favoriser la mise en oeuvre de politiques innovantes afin de prévenir et de gérer de manière efficace les parodontopathies ou maladies parodontales, aussi appelées « maladies des gencives ». 

Il présente des informations de contexte claires et simples que vous pouvez reprendre pour vous adresser aux décideurs politiques ; une série de messages clés ; et des conseils pratiques qui vous aideront à concevoir et à mettre en oeuvre des campagnes de plaidoyer efficaces pour promouvoir une meilleure santé parodontale. Vous trouverez, en dernière partie, une présentation d’études de cas qui peuvent vous servir de modèles pour déployer des programmes innovants. 

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Annual Report 2017

Annual Reports

Every aspect of FDI’s work is connected to our vision to lead the world to optimal oral health.

In 2017, we were able to leverage our position as a leading global oral health advocate to increase attention and action on oral health around the world and advance our projects and partnerships. From the World Dental Congress to World Oral Health Day, we seek to raise awareness on the importance of good oral health at every stage of life.

We were also able to bolster our advocacy work on a diverse set of topics and reinforce our presence within the wider global health community. We continue to report strong membership numbers and a solid, dedicated leadership.

Thanks to our 2017 partners, our financial position allows us to work harder and smarter to lead the global fight to improve the oral health of populations, to ensure the general health and well-being of all.

Read the 2017 Annual Report for full details on FDI’s annual events, oral health projects, advocacy agenda, scientific journal, membership details, financial statements, and an updated list of our partners.

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Brush Day & Night: 10 years of partnership

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FDI World Dental Federation and Unilever Oral Care are proud to acknowledge a successful 10-year partnership to measurably improve oral health on a global scale. During that time, we are delighted to have seen it grow and have such positive effects on the lives of the children, families and communities where our educational projects have been implemented.

A healthy smile is a smile without any dental or oral diseases. However, Dental Caries is still the most widespread chronic disease worldwide. A little more than 10 years ago, FDI World Dental Federation and Unilever Oral Care came together in partnership to address this issue and to help people live fuller lives through educating them on the importance of brushing twice-daily with a fluoride toothpaste. Studies show that brushing day and night with a fluoride toothpaste can cut tooth decay up to 50% for children compared with brushing once.

In this special edition, we are taking a look at the key milestones and results over the years of the partnership, and importantly, looking ahead at what is to come in a continuation of the partnership’s aims – that of campaigning for improved oral health.

Brush your teeth before going to bed

It's very important to brush your teeth every night right before going to bed. While you sleep, all the nasty bacteria feed away at your teeth, eventually creating holes (cavities) and leaving you without your teeth.

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No Health without Oral Health Proceedings

How the dental community can leverage the NCD agenda to deliver on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Proceedings

These proceedings are based on the FDI-NCD Alliance joint session that took place during the FDI World Dental Congress in Madrid, Spain on 30 August 2017. The session focused on leveraging the NCD movement to advance oral health, with a particular focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Caries Prevention and Management Chairside Guide

Guide pratique de prévention et de gestion des caries à l’usage du chirurgien-dentiste au fauteuil

Chairside Guides

Ce guide au fauteuil conseille les cliniciens pour des interventions réparatrices auprès de leurs patients. Il s'agit d'un support visuel sur la prévention et la gestion des caries dentaires (informations provenant du White Paper) avec des directives faciles à suivre pour la pratique dentaire.

World Oral Health Forum 2017 Proceedings

Global Periodontal Health: Challenges, priorities and perspectives
Proceedings

Periodontitis is closely linked with general health and major NCDs, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Even though it is one of the most common diseases worldwide, it seldom receives the attention it deserves. This consideration has led FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) to launch the GPHP to tackle the burden of periodontal diseases.

This three-year project was officially launched in 2017. Its vision is to achieve global periodontal health; its mission is to reduce the global burden of periodontal diseases. The project involves a global awareness campaign; the development of specialized toolkits for patients, the public, oral healthcare professionals, policymakers and non-governmental agencies; symposia during World Dental Congresses; a World Oral Health Forum; and the production of a white paper and policy statements.

To pursue this work, the 2017 World Oral Health Forum (WOHF) was dedicated to periodontal diseases as a part of the ongoing GPHP. Current evidence, trends, and challenges linked to periodontal health and disease were discussed in three subsequent panel sessions. As a result, the draft content of the upcoming FDI white paper on periodontal diseases was reviewed and priorities for the GPHP were set.

Key learnings from the GPHP survey on periodontal health

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Conducted between June and October 2017, the survey asked FDI National Dental Associations 19 questions on periodontal health relating to:

  1. national health policies;
  2. health information systems;
  3. education and workforces; and
  4. national prevention and promotion efforts by NDAs.
GPHP survey

FDI Global Periodontal Health Project

Results of a global survey with FDI National Dental Associations
Surveys

FDI conducted a survey among its 150 members on periodontal health and found that, from the 61 National Dental Associations (NDAs) who took part, only 40% have a national monitoring and evaluation plan of periodontal disease. The survey was carried out between June and October 2017 and inquired on national health policies, health information systems, periodontal health education and workforce, and preventive or promotional activities carried out by NDAs.

All responses were gathered from the following FDI regions: Africa (18 out of 29), Asia Pacific & Middle East (19 NDAs out of 37 NDAs), Europe (11 out of 63 NDAs), Latin America (9 out of 16 NDAs), and North America (4 out of 5 NDAs).

La Vision 2020 de la FDI

Une prospection sur l’avenir de la santé bucco-dentaire
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Vise à améliorer la santé bucco-dentaire en apportant des modifications à la législation et à la réglementation nationale.

Trace la voie vers un nouveau modèle de soins de santé bucco-dentaire pour les dentistes en collaboration avec un large éventail d’autres parties prenantes. Elle esquisse dans ses grandes lignes ce à quoi les soins bucco-dentaires ressembleront en 2020 si nous nous attaquons aux problèmes et tirons parti de manière ponctuelle et appropriée des opportunités qui surviennent.

IDJ: African Strategy for Oral Health

FDI African Strategy for Oral Health

Addressing the specific needs of the continent
Journal Articles

FDI World Dental Federation has defined a strategy for the development of oral health in Africa during the 'African Summit' held in Cape Town, South Africa. The summit gathered presidents from 16 African FDI National Dental Associations, FDI stakeholders, the World Health Organisation and government delegates. The outcomes of this summit were stated in a Declaration, defining the functional principles of the African strategy as three priorities:

  1. To establish and reinforce the credibility of NDAs
  2. To acquire and develop leadership and management skills
  3. Effective peer-to-peer exchange of information
Sucres et caries dentaires

Sucres et caries dentaires

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Ce guide pratique fournit des recommandations claires quant aux actions à prendre pour réduire l’apport en sucres et, partant, le risque d’apparition de caries dentaires tout au long de la vie.

White Paper on Dental Caries Prevention and Management

A summary of the current evidence and the key issues in controlling this preventable disease
White Papers

The FDI-Colgate Caries Prevention Partnership (CPP) was formed in 2015 to enhance caries prevention through information, education and other activities targeting dental health professionals, patients and the public in general. This White Paper aims to provide the information that is necessary to understand why change is important, and how it can be initiated and conducted.

Caries Prevention and Management Advocacy Toolkit

Toolkits

The FDI-Colgate Caries Prevention Partnership (CPP) was formed in 2015 to enhance caries prevention through information, education and other activities targeting dental health professionals, patients and the public in general. This Advocacy Toolkit assists national dental associations (NDAs) in shaping initiatives focused on policy implementation for the prevention and management of dental caries, also referred to as tooth decay.

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Tobacco or Oral Health

An advocacy guide for oral health professionals
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This Guide, developed jointly by FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and the World Health Organization (WHO), provides tobacco facts, highlights the involvement of the FDI and the WHO in tobacco control initiatives, discusses the role of dentists and other oral health professionals in tobacco control, examines the role of advocacy, and provides a number of wide ranging recommendations to move the tobacco control agenda forward.

It is now accepted that helping tobacco users to quit is part of the role of health professionals, including dentists and other oral health professionals. It is also formally recognised that tobacco cessation is part of the practice of dentistry. In addition, oral health professional organisations have a responsibility to engage in tobacco control initiatives, including supporting political processes that lead to an environment favourable to health.

The guide is divided into 5 main chapters including:

  • outline of the dangers posed by tobacco consumption
  • role of health professionals in tobacco control
  • actions required to reduce the disease, suffering and premature death which directly results from tobacco use
  • advocacy should be part of all oral health professionals’ toolkit
  • recommendations to oral health organizations at the global, national, and local levels

Oral Health Worldwide

White Papers

Developed for World Oral Health Day 2015, this report outlines the burden of oral disease and its impact on general health. It also included tips for patients on how to improve oral health.

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