Prevention

As COVID-19 shifts learning online, FDI supports parents and teachers with digital resources on oral health education

15 June 2020

More than 50 million school hours are lost each year because of poor oral health. FDI World Dental Federation supports teachers to integrate oral health into their lesson plans, with the aim to have healthier, happier children inside and outside the classroom.

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Journal of Dental Research publishes COVID-19 guidelines from researchers based in Wuhan, China

17 March 2020

The Journal of Dental Research has published a paper written by researchers at Wuhan University School & Hospital of Stomatology with recommendations for dental practitioners and dental students in light of COVID-19. 

World Obesity Day Social Post

A healthier future means tackling shared risk factors for oral disease and obesity

04 March 2020

Chronic diseases, like oral disease and obesity, share many of the same risk factors. World Obesity Day calls for more comprehensive solutions, treatment, and collective responsibility for addressing this global epidemic together.

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FDI supports educators and students through interactive curriculum on optimal oral health habits

07 January 2020

January 24 marks International Day of Education. Through FDI’s Mouth Heroes for Schools, teachers can help empower their students to adopt good oral health habits – now and in the future – to protect their general health and well-being for a lifetime.

Dr Seeberger chats with Unilever CEO Alan Jope

Partners in health discuss the lifelong importance of good oral health

06 November 2019

FDI President Dr Gerhard K. Seeberger met with Unilever CEO Mr Alan Jope to discuss how the 14-year partnership between the two organizations has helped to educate people on the importance of good oral hygiene.

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Good oral health is something to grin about on World Smile Day

02 October 2019

A healthy mouth is much more than a smile. On this World Smile Day, join FDI in appreciating what the whole mouth can do for you.

Sports Dentistry

Leeds United working to incorporate oral health into athletes’ wellness plans

02 October 2019

Notable health professionals in the sports community are working to incorporate oral health into athletes’ wellness plans.

FDI Smile Award winners 2019

Estonian Dental Association and Palestinian Dental Association receive FDI Smile Awards

03 September 2019

FDI World Dental Federation recognized the 2018 Smile Award winners at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco on 3 September.

IDJ's most downloaded article: BDN supplement

Profiling one of the most popular articles published in the International Dental Journal

04 July 2019

Co-author Prof. Paulo Melo comments on the sustainability of the Brush Day & Night oral health programme for children, the subject of the most-downloaded International Dental Journal article in 2018.

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: FDI highlights the role of practitioners in fight for tobacco control

01 May 2019

Tobacco is one of the greatest public health challenges the world faces today. This World No Tobacco Day, FDI explains how oral health professionals can help limit tobacco use through mindful dialogue with their patients.