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UK schools rank last in providing oral health education, survey of 13 countries says

20 March 2019

A survey carried out in 13 countries found that only UK schools rank last in providing oral health education.

Congress interviews

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.

Endodontics white paper calls for treatment to consider patient health and well-being

11 March 2019

Rather than focusing purely on the roots of the tooth, FDI’s white paper calls for endodontic care to address a broader set of health outcomes that directly affect the patient.

Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health postcard

This World Oral Health Day, inspire your patients to Act On Mouth Health

05 March 2019
World Oral Health Day

Oral health professionals can help address the oral disease burden by motivating their communities to Act on Mouth Health. The World Oral Health Day campaign encourages oral health professionals to share how good oral care contributes to overall health and well-being.

WDDF in Nepal (2018)

FDI offers funding for innovative oral health projects around the world: Apply by 15 June

05 March 2019

Get financial support for your projects that aim to promote and improve oral health in your communities. Apply by 15 June 2019.

World Water Day 22 March

Calling for safe access to fluoridated water on World Water Day

05 March 2019

Access to safe water is an essential element of oral health – adding fluoride to a clean water supply often results in community-wide improvements in oral health.

Dr Arif Alvi, Pakistan President

President of Pakistan promotes preventive care for optimal oral health

05 March 2019

Dr Arif Alvi, president of Pakistan and former FDI Council member, says that “a dollar spent in prevention saves a hundred in curative care.”

IDJ Authors

Mechanisms of silver diamine fluoride on arresting caries: a literature review

05 March 2019
Scientific journals

Authors of the most downloaded article in the International Dental Journal discuss early childhood caries in Southeast Asia and propose silver diamine fluoride treatment as a solution to tooth decay.