Children with clefts are at high risk for tooth decay, gum disease and other serious oral health concerns

23 September 2020

FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train are releasing Oral Health in Comprehensive Cleft Care guidelines to empower local cleft teams with training and resources to improve oral health.

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, FDI highlights need to build awareness about oral health in cancer care

15 September 2020
Oral cancer
Childhood cancer presents as one of the major causes of death worldwide. Collaborative cancer care, which must include oral health, is indispensable to improve patients’ overall treatment outcomes and quality of life.

FDI launches call to support dentists who lost their practices in the Beirut explosion

14 September 2020
FDI Member
FDI calls on its members to help and support the countless colleagues who lost their dental practices in the huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, in August.

Setting essential standards on oral health and dental care for children born with clefts

02 September 2020
FDI has teamed up with oral health non-profit Smile Train to integrate regular and focused dental care into the treatment and care plan of children with clefts to help address oral hygiene challenges and prevent oral disease.

Phase down of dental amalgam is the only equitable and feasible approach globally

30 August 2020
FDI calls for evidence-based strategies to help in the implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and the phase down of dental amalgam.


Let’s meet at the ICDMFR 2021 hybrid congress: 28 April - 1 May

26 August 2020
The ICDMFR 2021 will be held as a hybrid meeting, offering both onsite face-to-face sessions and online sessions. You can join the congress from wherever you are.

For the past 120 years, the FDI World Dental Congress has united the global oral health community

24 August 2020

Throughout history, the FDI World Dental Congress never lost its ambition to advance the science and practice of dentistry by bringing together oral health professionals from around the world.

FDI responds to WHO’s latest guidance on the provision of oral health services in the context of COVID-19

14 August 2020

Provision of oral health services can continue during COVID-19 but must comply with official recommendations at a country's national, sub-national or local level.

FDI interviews WHO expert Dr Yuka Makino on strategies to tackle tooth decay in young children

11 August 2020

FDI spoke with Dr Makino about how early childhood caries (ECC) affect children, parents, and the wider community. We also discussed the importance of involving educators as well as parents/caregivers in developing and reinforcing children’s good oral health and hygiene habits.

FDI and ICHOM develop baselines and indicators to measure oral health outcomes globally

06 August 2020

FDI and the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) developed a minimum Adult Oral Health Standard Set (AOHSS) for use in clinical practice, research, advocacy and population health.