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Dr Juergen Fedderwitz interview WDC19

‘Learning from the best!’ with Dr Jürgen Fedderwitz

10 December 2018
Congress

Dr Fedderwitz, chair of the FDI Education Committee, shares the committee’s motto, ‘learning from the best!’, profiles an international set of speakers and highlights the importance of life-long learning for professionals and patients alike.

Woman with an amalgam dental filling

Countries meet to accelerate implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

05 December 2018
Amalgam

Dental amalgam stirred debate at the second Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2), gathering close to 150 countries.

Dentist with antibiotics in hand

Reporting back from the Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance in Accra, Ghana

05 December 2018
Antimicrobial Resistance

FDI Speaker Dr Susie Sanderson shares highlights from the Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance meeting and profiles FDI’s work in the area.

AEEDC 2019

AEEDC Dubai promises ‘education and innovation transfer’ for its 23rd edition

03 December 2018
Event

AEEDC Dubai, which will be held from 5-7 February 2019, is the largest dental event in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region.

Children receive calendars

Children’s oral health made a country-wide priority through outreach in schools

03 December 2018
FDI Member

The Lithuanian Dental Chamber and the Ministry of Health, together with the Ministry of Education and Science, implemented this country-wide drive to improve oral health among young children.

World Oral Health Day march in Zimbabwe

World Oral Health Day celebration leaves lasting impact, sparks government action on oral health

19 November 2018
World Oral Health Day

Earlier this year the Zimbabwe Dental Association celebrated World Oral Health Day to raise public awareness about the importance of good oral health. There efforts leave a lasting impact as the national government moves to take action on oral health.

WDC 2019 interviews Dr Roger Macias

Listening and learning from the very best in the world

14 November 2018
Congress

Dr Macias introduces the scientific programme and shares his excitement for collaborative, hands-on learning opportunities in the heart of San Francisco. Dr Macias is the 2019 General Chair of the Committee on Annual Meetings from the American Dental Association.

A great win for Portugal: Ministry of Health brings dentists into primary health centres

07 November 2018
FDI Member

The National Programme for the Promotion of Oral Health aims to include dentists in primary healthcare centres in each Portuguese municipality. This government-led action was conceived to make quality dental care more accessible to those who need it most.

FDI 2018 elections

Available Now: 2018 FDI Council and Standing Committee Election Results

07 November 2018
Congress

FDI holds elections each year at the FDI World Dental Congress. This year, 16 members from 13 countries were elected to Council or Standing Committee positions.

Brush Day & Night phase III outcomes

Can Brush Day & Night be replicated in your country? A focus on the methodology and its impact

07 November 2018
Prevention

Brush Day & Night teaches children and adults about the benefits of good oral hygiene and demonstrates how to brush teeth twice-daily with a fluoride toothpaste.