'Best of FDI 2014'
FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong makes a statement on 'oral health and the Minamata Convention on Mercury' at the 23 January session of World Health Organization Executive Board (Geneva, 20 to 24 January).
FDI announces the beginning of Phase III of the FDI-Unilever partnership. It will run for the next three years, building on the strong foundations of Phases I and II.
The Pacific Island state of Vanuatu, population 247,262, joined over 100 countries worldwide to ‘celebrate healthy smiles’ on 20 March, World Oral Health Day 2014. Over 13,500 km away, New York City celebrated with a video outside the NASDAQ stock exchange. On the same day, FDI launches its report 'Oral Health Worldwide' during a London press event and FDI leads World Oral Health Day celebratory events in South East Asia.
FDI forwards its response to a public consultation, launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 5 March, on the new WHO draft guideline on the consumption of free sugars. The following month, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, alerts the 67th World Health Assembly of “the need to reduce daily sugar consumption, based on evidence of the association with dental caries and obesity.”
The 2014 mid-year meetings in Mexico City feature a session of the FDI Council and meetings of the Standing Committee Chairs, as well as a one-day strategic planning workshop, with participation by all.
FDI joins global leaders of the main health professions in urging more attention to regulation issues and ensuring the correct regulation systems to act in the public interest.
FDI announces that Poznan, Poland, is to host the 2016 FDI Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC) from 7 to 10 September 2016.
The Oral Health Atlas Task Team meets in Geneva to lay down specifications for contents and graphic design for the ongoing revision of FDI’s Oral Health Atlas.
During its highly successful Annual World Dental Congress in New Delhi, India, (nearly 19,500 participants) FDI launches its Data Hub for Global Oral Health and publishes a new brochure 'Dental Restorative Materials and the Minamata Convention on Mercury'. The General Assembly adopts the FDI Strategic Plan 2014-2017, six Policy Statements, welcomes five new members, and elects new councillors and committee members and presents certificates of appreciation to outgoing ones.
FDI announces the appointment of Professor Ira B. Lamster as Editor of the International Dental Journal (IDJ), from 1 January 2015.
FDI officially launches the World Oral Health Day 2015 ‘Smile for Life’ campaign on 5 November, with a special message from President Dr Tin Chun Wong. FDI and partner organizations representing the world’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists launch ‘HealthyScore’, an application designed to help individuals in collaboration with their health professionals set targets and track progress towards agreed health goals.
FDI calls for a tobacco-free New Year and a long-lasting ‘Smile for life’
FDI calls on people to make a healthy New Year’s resolution and reduce their use of tobacco – or give it up completely - as part of the 2015 World Oral Health Day ‘Smile for life’ campaign.