Supported by Colgate, the FDI Smile Award promotes preventive oral care at the local level. The US$5,000 award recognizes member National Dental Associations (NDAs) that are making a difference in oral health through innovative and sustainable community outreach projects in their countries.
The FDI Smile Award is open to any FDI Regular or Associate member. It is designed to reward projects that have been actively rolled out for at least one year and that will continue for at least one year more. Eligible projects may address any oral health issue and/or disease, with a strong focus on oral health education and oral health prevention and promotion.
The award is given to two applicants for their original projects. Nominations are made in April of each year and the Awards Ceremony takes place during the General Assembly at the FDI World Dental Congress.
Applications are due by 1 February of each year.
2019 FDI Smile Award Winners
The winners of the fourth edition were the Estonia Dental Association (pictured above with FDI President Elect Prof. Ihsane Ben Yahya and FDI President (2017-2019) Dr Kathryn Kell at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress 2019 in San Francisco, USA) and the Palestine Dental Association.
Read our FDI News stories profiling each winner:
- Palestine Dental Association champions access to dental care for migrants living in Greece
2018 FDI Smile Award Winners
The winners of the third edition were the New Zealand Dental Association (pictured left) and the Indian Dental Association (pictured right). The awards were presented at the 2018 FDI World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina (5–9 September 2018).
2017 FDI Smile Award Winners
The winners of the second edition were the Argentinian Dental Association and the Slovenian Dental Association. The awards were presented at the 2017 FDI World Dental Congress in Madrid, Spain (29 August–1 September 2017).
- News story
- Confederación Odontológica de la República Argentina (CORA)
- Stomatološka sekcija, Slovensko zdravniško društvo (SDV)
2016 FDI Smile Award Winners
The winners of the first edition were the Palestinian Dental Association and the Cambodian Dental Association. The awards were presented at the 2016 FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Poznań, Poland (7-10 September 2016).
- News story
- Cambodian Dental Association project report
- Palestinian Dental Association project report