FDI World Dental Federation is the largest membership-based dental organization in the world. It is the principal representative body for over one million dentists worldwide. FDI’s membership comprises approximately 200 national member dental associations and specialist groups in some 130 countries. There are four types of FDI membership:
Regular Members are national dental associations recognized by FDI as the principal associations and significant representatives of the legal and certified dental profession in their own countries.
Associate Members are national dental associations recognized by FDI as significant representatives of the legal and certified dental profession in their own countries. They have fulfilled the requirements of membership but, for reasons acceptable to FDI, do not wish to hold regular membership.
Affiliate Members are not-for-profit international dental associations or organizations with missions in line with those of FDI.
Supporting Members are not-for-profit international organizations and national organizations with an international role and objectives in or related to the field of dentistry.