Intl day of education

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

25 January 2021

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.

Sustainability in the dental practice supports better overall health outcomes for patients and practitioners

Sustainability in the dental practice supports better overall health outcomes for patients and practitioners

16 December 2020

FDI’s new interactive infographic aims to highlight the environmental impact of dentistry and how sustainable practices improve overall health and well-being for both patients and practitioners.

Children with clefts are at high risk for tooth decay, gum disease and other serious oral health concerns

23 September 2020

FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train are releasing Oral Health in Comprehensive Cleft Care guidelines to empower local cleft teams with training and resources to improve oral health.

Setting essential standards on oral health and dental care for children born with clefts

02 September 2020
FDI has teamed up with oral health non-profit Smile Train to integrate regular and focused dental care into the treatment and care plan of children with clefts to help address oral hygiene challenges and prevent oral disease.

From strictly aesthetics to an integral part of oral health: A brief history of orthodontics through the ages

15 July 2020

While some might claim that the pursuit of straight teeth has been around since ancient times, the large-scale development of orthodontics started much later.

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.

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.

Children smiling in Kolkata ©Loren Joseph

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.