Congress

Congress interviews

Previewing the World Oral Health Forum with Dr Manu Raj Mathur

11 June 2019

A dedicated advocate of universal health coverage (UHC), Dr Mathur says that better engagement of national and regional governments with civil society, NGOs, and the private sector will be essential if oral care is to be incorporated successfully into UHC packages.

WDC 2019 interviews Dr Alan Budenz

Cadaver workshop helps advance participants’ anaesthesia skills

15 May 2019

With a whole day at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress dedicated to cadaver dissection and discussion, this workshop “offers a more thorough understanding of the anatomy in order to more successfully obtain profound local anesthesia,” says Dr Alan Budenz.

Congress interviews

Advocating early-stage treatment and improved patient care

09 April 2019

Prof. Søren Jepsen introduces the updated classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, which defines, for the first time, what periodontal health means. Put together by a group of experts from around the globe, this new classification is finding its place in dental practices worldwide.

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Unveiling a new electrolytic treatment for peri-implantitis

14 March 2019

Dr Urs R. Brodbeck discusses the new electrolytic approach to cleaning infected implants: Bubbles of hydrogen gas develop right at the implant surface, which remove contaminants without causing damage to the titanium microstructure. This method works in different grades of titanium, alloys, surfaces, brands and macro designs of implants.

WDC 2019 interviews Dr Christian Moussally

Modern digital dentistry with Dr Christian Moussally

14 February 2019

Once a tool limited to small prosthetic restorations, CAD/CAM technology is now an integral part of every modern dental practice. Dr Christian Moussally details the evolution of this technology and shares his philosophy of ‘common sense’ dentistry.

WDC 2019 interviews Dr Eduardo Mahn

Mastering smile design with Dr Eduardo Mahn

29 January 2019

Dr Eduardo Mahn, an expert in aesthetic dentistry and implantology, describes the intricacies of smile design and highlights recent developments in minimally invasive composite techniques.

Dr Juergen Fedderwitz interview WDC19

‘Learning from the best!’ with Dr Jürgen Fedderwitz

10 December 2018

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.

WDC 2019 interviews Dr Roger Macias

Listening and learning from the very best in the world

14 November 2018

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.

FDI 2018 elections

Available Now: 2018 FDI Council and Standing Committee Election Results

07 November 2018

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.

FDI World Dental Congress 2019 San Francisco

FDI President Dr Kathryn Kell returns home for FDI World Dental Congress 2019 San Francisco

17 October 2018

Dr Kathryn Kell, FDI President (2017–2019), shares her enthusiasm to host next year’s Congress together with her friends and colleagues from the American Dental Association.