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Time to stop brushing oral health aside

20 March 2020
World Oral Health Day

Oral health continues to be one of the most neglected areas of global health. The tragedy is that oral disease is a silent epidemic afflicting some 3.58 billion people—more than half the world’s population—while it’s largely preventable.

Dr Greg Chadwick

FDI Treasurer Dr Greg Chadwick prepares a new generation of dentists through cutting-edge technology

17 March 2020
Governance

FDI Treasurer Dr Greg Chadwick is also the dean of the ECU School of Dental Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. His university was recently named an Apple Distinguished School. This selection highlights the school’s success as an innovative learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.

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

17 March 2020
Prevention

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. 

Champion Oral Health Policies

These are the top five oral health pledges for policymakers on World Oral Health Day

05 March 2020
World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is only a couple weeks away. Policymakers and governments can help address the oral disease burden by making a pledge to strengthen oral healthcare systems at the national level. World Oral Health Day encourages policymakers to take action today for better oral health outcomes tomorrow.

World Obesity Day Social Post

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

04 March 2020
Prevention

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 tells WHO that oral health must be integrated into strategies addressing other diseases

26 February 2020
WHO

FDI ensured oral health was not ignored during ministerial debates at the 146th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board. Country-level health policies must integrate strategies to address oral diseases in order to deliver real person-centered care.

WHO Implementation Manual

Recently published WHO implementation manual maps positive path to combat early childhood caries

24 February 2020
WHO

FDI stands with World Health Organization (WHO) Global Oral Health Programme to curb the burden of early childhood caries (ECC) and supports their recommendations on ECC prevention and control.

Sri Lanka affirms oral health as a key element of universal health coverage at WHO EB 146

06 February 2020
WHO

As a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), FDI ensures oral health is included when ministers debate global health priorities, action plans and targets. FDI is delivering three statements at the WHO Executive Board to press for further commitments on oral health.

2020 marks 120 years for FDI World Dental Federation

05 February 2020
Event

FDI World Dental Federation was founded by French dentist Dr Charles Godon in 1900. This year, FDI will commemorate its 120-year anniversary at the World Dental Congress in Shanghai in September.