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Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury reject proposal to ban dental amalgam

06 December 2019

At the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, FDI, the International Association for Dental Research and the World Health Organization advocated for the continued phase down of dental amalgam.

FDI President at BZAK

Paving the way towards optimal oral health

27 November 2019

Since my appointment in September I have met with many of our members to understand their national challenges and approaches. One thing has become very clear to me – our truly diverse membership share a united passion to improve oral health and the practice of dentistry.

Brush Day & Night session at WDC19 San Francisco

Webcasts from ADA FDI World Dental Congress San Francisco online now

25 November 2019

Three sessions are available as webcasts: How to Improve the Management of Periodontal Diseases, Contemporary Management of Partially Dentate Patients, and Achieving Improved and Sustainable Oral Health Worldwide through Brush Day & Night.

WHO AMR week 2019

Meet Dr Wendy Thompson, lead author of FDI white paper on tackling antibiotic resistance

22 November 2019
Antimicrobial resistance

Prescribing antibiotics for dental problems contributes significantly to the burden of antibiotic use. Dr Wendy Thompson is the lead author of the upcoming FDI white paper on how dental teams can help reduce antibiotic resistance.

Apply for the FDI Smile Award

Call to all FDI National Dental Associations: Apply by 1 February for the FDI Smile Award

27 November 2019

The US$5000 award recognizes FDI members that are currently implementing innovative community outreach projects to improve oral health in their countries.

IDEM 2020

IDEM 2020 conference programme to feature emerging and under-represented topics in dentistry

18 November 2019

Asia Pacific’s leading dental exhibition and conference expects over 9,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors in Singapore from 24 to 26 April 2020.

World Diabetes Day 2019

Regular dental check-ups for healthy gums may help manage type 2 diabetes

14 November 2019
Noncommunicable diseases

On World Diabetes Day, a reminder that many type 2 diabetes patients have an increased risk of developing periodontal disease, and treating periodontal disease often improves their blood glucose levels.

WDC20 interview with Prof. Lars Andersson

“I’m talking about trauma”: Interview with traumatology expert Prof. Lars Andersson

13 November 2019

Oral injuries have significant physical, psychosocial, and economic impacts and are a major public health problem. Prof. Lars Andersson will give two lectures on dental trauma in young patients next year at the FDI World Dental Congress in Shanghai, China.

Dr Seeberger chats with Unilever CEO Alan Jope

Partners in health discuss the lifelong importance of good oral health

06 November 2019

FDI President Dr Gerhard K. Seeberger met with Unilever CEO Mr Alan Jope to discuss how the 14-year partnership between the two organizations has helped to educate people on the importance of good oral hygiene.

Whole Mouth Health summit

Whole Mouth Health summit proceedings define a pathway to global oral health literacy

06 November 2019

The full proceedings of the Whole Mouth Health summit organized at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress are now available.