Noncommunicable diseases

World Diabetes Day 2019

Regular dental check-ups for healthy gums may help manage type 2 diabetes

14 November 2019

On World Diabetes Day, a reminder that many type 2 diabetes patients have an increased risk of developing periodontal disease, and treating periodontal disease often improves their blood glucose levels.

Enough. Beat NCDs.

Countdown to the 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs, 2–8 September 2019

21 August 2019

The 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs, from 2–8 September 2019, will focus on Ensuring Healthy Lives for All: NCDs and Universal Health Coverage – in advance of the first High-Level Meeting on UHC in September 2019.

Oral health and diabetes are related

Regular dental check-ups for healthy gums may help manage type 2 diabetes

17 December 2018

A study published in The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests that treatment of periodontitis may help control type 2 diabetes.

FDI-NCDA Webinar 27 November 2019

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

25 October 2018

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.

UN High-level Meeting on NCDs 2018

UN High-level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases falls short on delivering action

11 October 2018

On 27 September 2018, Member States convened for the third United Nations High-level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases to review progress and renew political commitments on NCDs. Read the recap of events, FDI’s response and next steps for the oral health community.

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

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

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

FDI launches joint policy brief with NCD Alliance – Accelerating Action on Oral Health and NCDs

30 August 2017

FDI today launched a joint policy brief with the NCD Alliance entitled "Accelerating action on oral health and NCDs".

Doctor looking into male adult patient's mouth

Session during World Dental Congress draws attention to ‘No health without oral health’

27 July 2017

FDI-NCD Alliance will address how the dental community can leverage the NCD agenda to deliver on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.