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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.

Letter from the President November 2018

Overcoming common challenges

28 November 2018

The year 2018 is quickly coming to an end, but FDI’s members continue to ramp up their efforts to tackle local and global issues affecting oral health.

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.

Sugars webinar

Sugars expert Prof. Paula Moynihan talks tooth decay and other NCDs in 12 December webinar

07 November 2018
Sugar

The webinar is based on the most recent evidence related to intake of sugars and the risk of tooth decay and other noncommunicable diseases.

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.

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.

Coming together to create change

31 October 2018

Last month’s United Nations High-level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases proved to be a disappointment for oral health. But our work cannot stop. Now more than ever, FDI and our members need to renew efforts to lead the world to optimal oral health.

FDI-NCDA Webinar 27 November 2019

Register for the FDI-NCD Alliance webinar on collaborating for better health outcomes

25 October 2018
Noncommunicable diseases

The webinar, taking place on 27 November, will focus on how the oral health and broader noncommunicable disease community can accomplish their common goals by working together.