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Parents delay child's first visit to the dentist due to lack of guidance from healthcare providers

06 March 2018

US poll shows that children first visit the dentist much later than recommended; FDI responds with oral care tips for parents and children.

Patient responding to the FDI Oral Health Observatory survey

Oral Health Observatory counts Italy and Japan among its ranks, OHO dentists eligible for FDI prize

06 March 2018

Oral Health Observatory (OHO) dentists eligible to win an expenses-paid trip to this year’s World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires; spotlight on OHO in Italy and Japan

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Attend the 40th Asia Pacific Dental Congress in Manila this May

05 March 2018

The 40th Asia Pacific Dental Congress will be held with the 109th Philippine Dental Association annual meeting in Manila, Philippines, from 7-11 May.

Uniting beyond borders

28 February 2018

February was very productive for FDI. I attended two of the world’s largest and renowned dental meetings organized in FDI member countries and proudly celebrated 25 years of partnership with Wrigley.

Dr Ece Eden

Prevention in everyday practice: The cornerstone of successful treatment

14 February 2018

Dr Ece Eden, Professor at the Department of Pedodontics in the School of Dentistry at Ege University, will cover a range of topics during her three interventions at FDI World Dental Congress 2018 Buenos Aires – from managing dental emergencies to practicing preventive dentistry to prevention and management of Early Childhood Caries.

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Get your ‘Say Ahh’ event mapped and participate to win a World Oral Health Day award

07 February 2018
World Oral Health Day

FDI is now opening the World Oral Health Day awards to recognize outstanding campaigns organized by National Dental Associations and the public.

Dr Rob Beaglehole presents an image of 20 teeth pulled out from a 21-year-old's mouth because of sugary drinks

Webcast and proceedings from 'No health without oral health' session now available

07 February 2018
Noncommunicable diseases

FDI organized a joint session with the NCD Alliance at the FDI World Dental Congress 2017 Madrid on how the dental community can leverage the noncommunicable disease (NCD) agenda to delive

90% of adults worldwide suffer from periodontal disease

New FDI white paper and advocacy toolkit address the global burden of periodontal disease

07 February 2018

As part of the Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP), FDI has launched a 'White Paper on Prevention and Management of Periodontal Diseases for Oral Health and General Health' and 'Periodontal Health and Disease – A practical guide to reduce the global burden of periodontal disease' to continue bringing attention to periodontal health as a priority area for policy worldwide.

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FDI promotes oral health priorities at World Health Organization

06 February 2018

The 142nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board had noncommunicable diseases featured prominently on the agenda.

WHPRC 2018

Join the conversation on health professional regulation, register now and save

05 February 2018

Early-bird registration for the World Health Professions Regulation Conference on 19-20 May in Geneva, Switzerland, ends 15 February.