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See you in San Francisco - World Dental Congress

See you at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco this 4-8 September 2019

21 August 2019
Congress

FDI World Dental Federation looks forward to welcoming all attendees to San Francisco, USA, for the ADA-FDI World Dental Congress from 4 to 8 September 2019.

Dr Yuka Makino congress interview

WHO’s Dr Yuka Makino on inter-professional collaboration

07 August 2019
Congress

Dr Makino discusses how to build bridges between oral health and other primary healthcare professionals through inter-professional collaboration (IPC) to improve the prevention and control of noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factors and comorbidities.

Lancet series on oral health

Oral health in a state of crisis, says The Lancet

25 July 2019
Research

The oral health crisis is at a crossroads. A new Lancet Series explores why oral health has been neglected by the global health community and calls for radical reforms to stem the growing burden of oral diseases.

Congress Interviews: Dr Michael Sereny

Collecting standardized data on oral health with the Oral Health Observatory

10 July 2019
Congress

OHO Task Team Chair Dr Michael Sereny discusses the aims of the Oral Health Observatory (OHO) session in San Francisco in September. OHO recruits dentists to gather data about the oral health and quality of life of their patients, using an easy-to-use mobile app developed by FDI.

Endodontics in General Practice survey

FDI survey says providing specialized endodontic care remains a persistent challenge in many countries

04 July 2019
Endodontics

FDI recently released the results of a survey identifying the main barriers to endodontic care across the globe.

2018 IDJ Impact Factor

International Dental Journal impact factor increases for 3rd straight year

04 July 2019
Scientific journals

FDI is pleased to announce that the 2018 impact factor for the International Dental Journal is 1.628, an increase from 1.389 in 2017.

IDJ's most downloaded article: BDN supplement

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

04 July 2019
Prevention

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.

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in petri dish

FDI experts publish guidance on antibiotic stewardship in dentistry

27 June 2019
Antimicrobial resistance

Dentists should be involved in the development and implementation of national action plans to counter antibiotic resistance, as they prescribe almost 10% of all antibiotics.

Refugee Oral Health Promotion and Care

Promoting access to oral care on World Refugee Day to support universal health coverage

20 June 2019
Healthcare

FDI stands in solidarity with refugees and highlights the importance of ensuring their access to a reliable and complete level of oral care.

Congress interviews

Previewing the World Oral Health Forum with Dr Manu Raj Mathur

11 June 2019
Congress

A dedicated advocate of universal health coverage (UHC), Dr Mathur says that better engagement of national and regional governments with civil society, NGOs, and the private sector will be essential if oral care is to be incorporated successfully into UHC packages.