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The United Kingdom joins the sugar tax club – over a dozen countries down, still a long way to go

02 May 2018
Sugar

The United Kingdom is the most recent country to adopt a ‘sugar tax’ in an effort to tackle childhood obesity – and consequently dental caries.

Australia's Oral Health Tracker

Australia's Oral Health Tracker redefines their view of oral health

01 May 2018
Healthcare

National oral health report card reveals that more than 90% of Australian adults have experienced decay in their permanent teeth.

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GSK becomes latest member of FDI’s Vision 2020 partnership

30 April 2018
Vision 2020

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) signs partnership agreement supporting FDI’s global advocacy objectives and joins the Vision 2020 family.

Dr Kathryn Kell speaking at ERO meeting

Listening and learning

25 April 2018

In the city of Mozart’s birthplace and the land of The Sound of Music, FDI’s European Regional Organization (ERO) held its spring meeting in beautiful Salzburg, Austria.

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Sugar to take center stage at the 2018 World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires

20 April 2018
Sugar

FDI, the NCD Alliance, and the World Health Organization will lead a joint session at the 2018 World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

FDI white paper and practical guide address the global burden of periodontal disease

16 April 2018
English

Geneva, 16 April 2018 – FDI World Dental Federation published two resources – a white paper and a practical guide – as part of its Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP), which aims to bring attention to periodontal health as a priority area for policy worldwide.

WDC 2018 Interviews

Envisioning the future of dental materials

11 April 2018
Congress

The future of dental materials is a timely hot topic that will be debated in Buenos Aires. The three participating speakers of the session give their views on the role of amalgam in today’s dental practice – and what’s to come.

WDDF pre-primary schoolchildren in Tanzania

FDI’s World Dental Development Fund to finance initiatives to improve oral health: apply by 15 June

04 April 2018
Grants

FDI is now accepting applications for the World Dental Development Fund, which supports innovative oral health initiatives around the world.

Mouth Patrol

FDI introduces Mouth Patrol to promote oral health among children

03 April 2018
Prevention

Mouth Patrol relies on a series of short, animated videos to communicate oral health prevention and promotion messages for children worldwide.

Celebrating World Oral Health Day

29 March 2018

I was very fortunate to spend World Oral Health Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh with the Bangladesh Dental Society and Unilever.