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Unhealthy cannot be sugar-coated

13 June 2018

FDI, the NCD Alliance, and the World Health Organization are organizing a joint session at the FDI World Dental Congress 2018 Buenos Aires to highlight the need for common preventative interventions. Featuring four expert speakers, the session, titled ‘Curbing the Sugar Rush’, will focus on how to tackle oral diseases and other NCDs through a unified approach.

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FDI takes on the challenge of peri-implant diseases through new partnership

06 June 2018

FDI and the International Congress of Implantologists aim to increase global awareness of periodontal health through the Peri-Implant Diseases Project.

Oral health and ageing population

Poor oral health in older persons described as a ‘geriatric giant’ in New Zealand

06 June 2018
Ageing population

A study from the University of Otago highlights the need for ‘urgent attention’ to be paid to frail older New Zealanders' oral health.

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FDI calls for global action on oral health at the 71st World Health Assembly

31 May 2018

The 71st World Health Assembly reviewed a diverse range of health topics with notable deliberations on issues affecting healthcare professionals and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). FDI delivered statements on the preparation for the upcoming UN High-level meeting on NCDs; using digital applications (mHealth) to enhance public health outcomes; and maternal, infant and young child nutrition.

Making new connections

30 May 2018

Each time I travel to a new place, I am always impressed by our members’ commitment and dedication to FDI’s mission and values. FDI’s oral health family is always a constant source of pride and inspiration.

65th IADS Annual Congress in Taiwan

Attend the 65th IADS Annual Congress in Taiwan this August

24 May 2018

The 65th Annual Congress of the International Association of Dental Students (IADS) will take place from 27 August - 1 September in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

WOHD 17 Senegal

Last call for applications for FDI’s World Dental Development Fund, deadline 15 June

17 May 2018

FDI strongly encourages member associations to develop oral health promotion projects and apply to the fund by 15 June.

Prof Lijian Jin WDC interview

Tackling the global burden of periodontal disease

09 May 2018

Prof Lijian Jin, Modern Dental Laboratory Professor in Clinical Dental Science and Professor of Periodontology in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong, will chair symposium on periodontal health for a second consecutive year as part of the FDI Global Periodontal Health Project.

National Prevention Programme in Argentina

Spotlight on the FDI Smile Awards: One year on, where are they now?

02 May 2018

Featuring the work of the 2017 FDI Smile Award winners, an update on the school programmes carried out in Slovenia and Argentina.

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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

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