FDI Vision 2020: Shaping the future of oral health
Focuses specifically on how oral health can be improved through changes to national legislation and regulation. Paves the way for a new model of oral healthcare led by dentists in collaboration with a wide range of other stakeholders
FDI white paper: The essential role of the dental team in reducing antibiotic resistance
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.
Global periodontal health: Challenges, priorities and perspectives
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 guideline provides information on the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth while playing sports, how a healthy mouth affects athletic performance, and how to maintain and protect oral health when playing sports.
Guidelines for dentists and sports medicine physicians
This comprehensive guide provides information for clinicians on how oral health impacts sports performance and vice-versa, along with recommendations for prevention, screening, treatment, and dental recall intervals.
This guideline provides information on maintaining a healthy mouth when competing at the elite level and how poor oral health effects performance. This guide also provides details on how to protect your mouth during sports and training.
Key learnings from the GPHP follow-up survey on periodontal health
Conducted between February and May 2019, the survey asked FDI National Dental Associations the same 19 questions developed in 2017 on periodontal health relating to: national health policies; health information systems; education and workforces; and national prevention and promotion efforts by NDAs.
This chairside guide provides recommendations based on the Lucerne Care Pathway to support targeted service-delivery strategies that avoid under- and over-treatment and foster a life-course approach to oral health.
No health without oral health: How the dental community can leverage the NCD agenda to deliver on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
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.
Oral cancer is a type of head and neck cancer and is any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity. This guide focuses on oral cancer, which dentists can detect by observing the oral mucosa, as it is both superficial and accessible.
Oral health and the United Nations Political Declaration on NCDs
The purpose of this Guide to Advocacy is to assist national dental associations (NDAs) in the followup to the United Nations (UN) Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), adopted by the 193 Member States present at the UN High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (19-20 September 2011 in New York).