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FDI World Dental Congress 2019 San Francisco

FDI President Dr Kathryn Kell returns home for FDI World Dental Congress 2019 San Francisco

17 October 2018
Congress

Dr Kathryn Kell, FDI President (2017–2019), shares her enthusiasm to host next year’s Congress together with her friends and colleagues from the American Dental Association.

Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health postcard

World Oral Health Day 2019 ‘Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health’ campaign calls for concrete action for good oral health

12 October 2018
World Oral Health Day

Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health encourages people to take charge of their oral health and take action to prevent oral diseases and protect their general health.

FDI Smile Award 2019 applications

Call to all FDI National Dental Associations: Apply by 30 November for the FDI Smile Award

11 October 2018
Caries

FDI is now accepting applications for the FDI Smile Award, awarded to FDI member associations promoting preventive oral care within their communities – apply by 30 November.

FDI Policy Statements - glasses on book

FDI publishes 10 new policy statements, demonstrating global consensus on key oral health issues

11 October 2018
Policy

The FDI General Assembly approved 10 new policy statements at the FDI World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in September.

Tooth protesting alcohol consumption

Lancet report ties alcohol use to oral cancer – even moderate consumption is not without risk

11 October 2018
Oral cancer

The Lancet recently published a study titled, Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The study is particularly relevant to oral health, as it links alcohol use to four types of oral cancer.

UN High-level Meeting on NCDs 2018

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

11 October 2018
Noncommunicable diseases

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.

FDI and ICHOM present Standard Set of Adult Oral Health Measures

08 September 2018
Policy

The FDI–ICHOM Standard Set of Adult Oral Health Measures was presented to the FDI General Assembly on 3 September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

FDI World Dental Congress 2018

FDI reports on key outcomes of 2018 World Dental Congress

08 September 2018
Congress

The 2018 FDI World Dental Congress concluded on Saturday, 8 September. Organized in collaboration with the Argentina Dental Association, the Congress welcomed nearly 8,000 participants from around the globe.

Dental Ethics Manual 2

Second edition of Dental Ethics Manual launched at FDI World Dental Congress

08 September 2018
Dental ethics

Dental Ethics Manual joint author Dr Jos V.M. Welie shares his thoughtful insights on the updated second edition, which was released at the FDI World Dental Congress.

World Oral Health Forum 2018

Advocacy leaflet and Roadmap for Healthy Ageing released at 2018 World Oral Health Forum

05 September 2018
Ageing population

The 2018 World Oral Health Forum this year focused on oral health for the ageing population. The project launched a Roadmap for Healthy Ageing to be used by dentists, policy makers, national dental associations, general practioners, and more.